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Astwoyd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The lineage of the name Astwoyd begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived 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.

Early Origins of the Astwoyd family


The surname Astwoyd 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.

Early History of the Astwoyd family


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Astwoyd Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Astwoyd has undergone many spelling variations, including Attwood, Atwood, Attewood, Atwode, Athwood and many more.

Early Notables of the Astwoyd family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Astwoyd family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Astwoyd were among those contributors: Thomas Attwood who settled in Virginia in 1663; Joane Attwood settled in Barbados in 1664; Richard Attwood settled in Barbados (with his wife and servant) in 1680. In Newfoundland, Esau, was the owner of a fishing room at Pond Island, Greenspond Harbour, in 1778.

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