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Where did the English Owstyne family come from? What is the English Owstyne family crest and coat of arms? When did the Owstyne family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Owstyne family history?The Owstyne family name is derived from the given name Austin, which was the vernacular form of the Latin name "Augustus", meaning "majestic." As a personal name, Augustine was popular due to St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) who had a great influence on early Christianity, as well as St Augustine of Canterbury, first Archbishop of Canterbury, who founded the oldest see in England, in 597.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Owstyne were recorded, including Austin, Austins, Austen, Austeane, Ostian, Ousteane, Owstyne, Ostiane and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Owstyne research. Another 311 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1538, 1613, 1669, 1629, 1683, 1676, 1st , 1580, 1666, 1660, 1661, 1641, 1699, 1667, 1679, 1664, 1706, 1699, 1701, 1697, 1743, 1728 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Owstyne History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 185 words(13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Owstyne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Owstyne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words(4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Owstyne family emigrate to North America: David Austin, an early saddle-bag preacher who was ordained in the Presbytery of New York in 1788.
The Owstyne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Owstyne Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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