Brinded is a topographical name rising out of Northern England. It originated with the Olde English word "berned", (past participle of "Brennen" to burn), which described a piece of land that had been cleared by fire. From these roots, Brinded is a developed variant spelling for "the people living on or near fire cleared land". This descriptive situation had a number of developments, these include Brand, Brent, Brindley and the much rarer Brindling or Brendling and the ever rarer Brindred, a variant first recorded on July 16th 1682 when, George Brindred married Grace Breshaw, at St. James' Church, Dukes Place, London. The modern spelling of Brinded being a later variant of Brindred. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Robert de Brendt, which was dated 1269, witness at the Somerset Assizes Court, during the reign of King Henry III, "The Frenchman" 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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