Bostick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancestry of the name Bostick dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Cheshire, where they derived their name from the township of Bostock, in the parish of Davenham.

Early Origins of the Bostick family

The surname Bostick was first found in Cheshire at Bostock, a township, in the parish of Davenham, union and hundred of Northwich. "This place gave name to a family descended from Osmerus, lord of Bostock in the reign of William the Conqueror: the heiress of the elder branch brought the manor in the latter part of the 15th century to the Savages." [1]

"John Bostock, Abbot of St. Alban's, a learned divine and poet in the time of Henry VI., was born [at Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire], and was commonly called John of Wheathampstead." [1]

Important Dates for the Bostick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bostick research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1593, 1654, 1614, 1623, 1773 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Bostick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bostick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bostick have been found, including Bostock, Bowstock, Boast, Bostake, Bostick and many more.

Early Notables of the Bostick family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Bastwick (1593-1654), an English Puritan physician and controversial writer, born at Writtle, in Essex. "He was entered of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, on 19 May 1614, but remained there only a very short time. Leaving the university without a degree, he went 'on his travels,' and served for a...
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Bostick migration to the United States

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bostick, or a variant listed above:

Bostick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Bostick, who settled in New England in 1729
  • Valentine Bostick, who landed in Georgia in 1741 [2]
  • Henry Bostick, who settled in New England in 1779
Bostick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Levi Bostick, aged 52, who landed in Texas in 1829 [2]
  • Absalom Bostick, who arrived in Texas in 1830 [2]
  • J B Bostick, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]
Bostick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Lucretia Bostick, aged 22, who landed in America from Barbados, W. Indies, in 1905
  • Malvern Bostick, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • Kenrick Bostick, aged 42, who immigrated to America, in 1918
  • Mary Nuria Bostick, aged 0, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Ross Bostick, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bostick migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bostick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Daniel Bostick U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [3]
  • Mr. Isaac Bostick U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bostick (post 1700)

  • Thomas P. Bostick (b. 1956), American 53rd Chief of Engineers of the United States Army and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Henry Landers Bostick (1895-1968), born Henry Lipschitz, an American Major League Baseball infielder who played for the Philadelphia Athletics during the 1915 season
  • Brandon Bostick (b. 1989), American NFL football tight end for the Green Bay Packers
  • Mark Bostick, American president of Comcar Industries, benefactor to the Florida Gators athletics program, eponym of the Mark Bostick Golf Course
  • Winston H. Bostick (1916-1991), American physicist who discovered plasmoids, plasma focus, and plasma vortex phenomena
  • Sion Record Bostick (1819-1902), American soldier during the Texas Revolution, one of the Texas Army scouts who captured Antonio López de Santa Anna
  • Adam Bostick (b. 1983), American baseball player
  • Arthur R. Bostick, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Enfield, 1936 [4]
  • Devon Kenneth-Thomas Bostick (b. 1991), Canadian actor, best known for his roles in the film Adoration, and as Rodrick Heffley in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies
  • Sharon Bostick Fisher, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1980 [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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