Today's generation of the Bapperstalk family bears a name that was brought to England
by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Bapperstalk family lived in Wiltshire
where they held a family seat
from the 11th century. The family takes its name from a place called Baverstock in this area.
Early Origins of the Bapperstalk family
The surname Bapperstalk was first found in Wiltshire
at Baverstock, a small village and former civil parish. Conjecturally they were Lords of the manor of Baverstock, originally Babestoche, which was held at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
Survey in 1086, by the Abbess of Wilton.
Early History of the Bapperstalk family
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Bapperstalk Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bapperstalk were recorded, including Baverstocke, Baverstock, Baverstoke, Bayverstock, Beaverstock, Beaverstocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Bapperstalk family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bapperstalk family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Bapperstalk arrived in North America very early: the family of Baverstock who landed in New England
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