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Bostock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Bostock family


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.

Early History of the Bostock family


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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.

Early Notables of the Bostock family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bostock family to the New World and Oceana


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, who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Loughton Bostock, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Henrie Bostock, aged 19, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Henne Bostock, aged 19, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Loughton Bostock, aged 16, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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, who settled in New England in 1720
  • William Bostock, who landed in America in 1760-1763 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Henry Bostock, who settled in Maryland in 1779

Bostock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bostock, aged 30, who arrived in Alexandria, Va in 1801 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Benjamin J. Bostock, aged 23, who landed in West Indies in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Bostock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Bostock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal George" in 1848 [3]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, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 23rd November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Dirigo 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/dirigo1854.shtml.

Bostock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Bostock (post 1700)


  • Lyman Wesley Bostock Jr. (1950-1978), American professional baseball player
  • Barbara Bostock (b. 1935), former American actress
  • M. E. Bostock, American politician, Mayor of El Cerrito, California, 1954 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jane Ann Bostock, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1936 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 9) William Bostock. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bostock/William_Norman_Archibald/Canada.html
  • 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.)

Historic Events for the Bostock family



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 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Charles W Bostock (b. 1915), English Chief Mechanician serving for the Royal Navy from London, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL GEORGE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848RoyalGeorge.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 23rd November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Dirigo 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/dirigo1854.shtml.
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 9) William Bostock. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bostock/William_Norman_Archibald/Canada.html
  7. ^ List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners
  8. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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