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The ancestors of the bearers of the Bostock family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Cheshire, where they derived their name from the township of Bostock, in the parish of Davenham.

Bostock Early Origins



The surname Bostock 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Bostock Spelling Variations


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Bostock Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bostock include Bostock, Bowstock, Boast, Bostake, Bostick and many more.

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Bostock Early History


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Bostock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bostock research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1593, 1654, 1773 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Bostock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bostock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bostock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bostock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bostock or a variant listed above:

Bostock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Bostock settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Loughton Bostock settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Henrie Bostock, aged 19, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Henne Bostock, aged 19, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Loughton Bostock, aged 16, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bostock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Bostock settled in New England in 1720
  • William Bostock, who landed in America in 1760-1763
  • Henry Bostock settled in Maryland in 1779

Bostock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bostock, aged 30, arrived in Alexandria, Va in 1801
  • Benjamin J. Bostock, aged 23, landed in West Indies in 1812

Bostock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Bostock arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal George" in 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL GEORGE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848RoyalGeorge.htm
  • Joseph Bostock, aged 25, a joiner, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"

Bostock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James William Bostock arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • Harriet E. Bostock arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • Robert Edward D. Bostock arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • Edward Bostock arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bostock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bostock (post 1700)



  • M. E. Bostock, American politician, Mayor of El Cerrito, California, 1954
  • Jane Ann Bostock, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1936
  • Lyman Wesley Bostock Jr. (1950-1978), American professional baseball player
  • Barbara Bostock (b. 1935), former American actress
  • John Bostock (b. 1992), English footballer
  • Brigadier William Norman Archibald Bostock (1903-1970), Assistant Deputy Adjutant-General Canadian Military Headquarters, England from 1944 to 1945
  • Michael Bostock, Professor of Earthquake Seismology at the University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Reveverend Canon Peter Bostock, Anglican Church Missionary in Kenya (1935-1958), Archdeacon of Mombasa
  • William Bostock (1892-1968), Australian military commander and politician
  • Thomas Edward Bostock, Australian politician
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Bostock Historic Events


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Bostock Historic Events




Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. Frank Moult Bostock (1881-1914), English Miner from Basford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Charles W Bostock (b. 1915), English Chief Mechanician serving for the Royal Navy from London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL GEORGE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848RoyalGeorge.htm

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  11. ...

The Bostock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bostock 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.

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