The name Woodstok first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Woodstock,
a town in the north-west part of Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Woodstok family
The surname Woodstok was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
anciently, after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Woodstok family
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Woodstok Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Woodstok has appeared include Woodstock, Woodstocke and others.
Early Notables of the Woodstok family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Woodstok family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Woodstok arrived in North America very early: Robert Woodstock arrived in St. Christopher in 1635; John Woodstock arrived in Maryland in 1775.