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Subject: Re: Meaning & origins of
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: April 10, 2006 at 3:13:05 PM
Reply to: Meaning & origins of by Brinsley
Brinsley is an English surname indicating one's ancestors came from the town of Brinsley in Nottinghamshire, England. According to A Dictionary of English Place-Names by A. D. Mills, the town's name meant "woodland clearing of a man called Brun".

Perhaps your great-grandparents were fans of the playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan:

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