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Where did the English Bostwick family come from? What is the English Bostwick family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bostwick family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bostwick family history?In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Bostwick surname lived in Cheshire, where they derived their name from the township of Bostock, in the parish of Davenham.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bostwick are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bostwick include: Bostock, Bowstock, Boast, Bostake, Bostick and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bostwick research. Another 169 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1593, 1654, 1773 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Bostwick History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 53 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bostwick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bostwick or a variant listed above:
Bostwick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Bostwick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Bostwick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
The Bostwick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bostwick 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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