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The Anglo-Saxon name Astwood comes from when the family resided in the county of Salop where they were found since the early Middle Ages. Their name means at the wood, from atte wood. The original bearer, therefore, would have lived at the edge of a wood.

Astwood Early Origins



The surname Astwood was first found in the county of Salop where they held a family seat from very ancient times, and had retained their estates despite the Norman invasion of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

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Astwood Spelling Variations


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Astwood Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Astwood include Attwood, Atwood, Attewood, Atwode, Athwood and many more.

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Astwood Early History


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Astwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Astwood research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1903, 1643, 1712, 1650, 1712 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Astwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Astwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Astwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Astwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Astwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joh Astwood, aged 26, arrived in America in 1635
  • John Astwood, who landed in Massachusetts in 1636
  • James Astwood, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1639

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Contemporary Notables of the name Astwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Astwood (post 1700)



  • Henry C. C. Astwood, American politician, U.S. Consul in Santo Domingo, 1884

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Astwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Astwood 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 October 2015 at 15:03.

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