Bastock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Bastock name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Cheshire, where they derived their name from the township of Bostock, in the parish of Davenham.

Early Origins of the Bastock family

The surname Bastock was first found in Cheshire at Bostock, a township, in the parish of Davenham, union and hundred of Northwich. "This place gave name to a family descended from Osmerus, lord of Bostock in the reign of William the Conqueror: the heiress of the elder branch brought the manor in the latter part of the 15th century to the Savages." [1]

"John Bostock, Abbot of St. Alban's, a learned divine and poet in the time of Henry VI., was born [at Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire], and was commonly called John of Wheathampstead." [1]

Early History of the Bastock family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bastock research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1593, 1654, 1614, 1623, 1773 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Bastock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bastock 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 Bastock has undergone many spelling variations, including Bostock, Bowstock, Boast, Bostake, Bostick and many more.

Early Notables of the Bastock family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Bastwick (1593-1654), an English Puritan physician and controversial writer, born at Writtle, in Essex. "He was entered of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, on 19 May 1614, but remained there only a very short time. Leaving the university without a degree, he went 'on his travels,' and served for a...
Another 55 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bastock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bastock migration to the United States

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 Bastock were among those contributors:

Bastock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mr Bastock, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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