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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Bostwick surname lived in Cheshire, where they derived their name from the township of Bostock, in the parish of Davenham.

Bostwick Early Origins



The surname Bostwick 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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Bostwick Spelling Variations


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Bostwick Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bostwick are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bostwick include: Bostock, Bowstock, Boast, Bostake, Bostick and many more.

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Bostwick Early History


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Bostwick Early History



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

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Bostwick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bostwick Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bostwick 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bostwick or a variant listed above:

Bostwick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Arthur Bostwick, who landed in Connecticut in 1640

Bostwick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin S Bostwick, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1812

Bostwick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Isaac Bostwick U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bostwick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bostwick (post 1700)



  • George Herbert "Pete" Bostwick (1909-1982), American court tennis player, a steeplechase jockey and horse trainer, and polo player
  • Jabez Abel Bostwick (1830-1892), American businessman, founding partner of Standard Oil
  • Dorothy Stokes Bostwick Smith Campbell (1899-2001), American heiress and author who became the first woman in the United States to hold a helicopter pilot's license
  • Scott Bostwick (1961-2011), American football player and coach, AFCA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year (2007)
  • Frank Matteson Bostwick (1857-1945), American Commodore in the United States Navy
  • Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1860-1942), American librarian and author
  • Jackson Leonard Bostwick (b. 1943), American actor, best known for his role as Captain Marvel in the first season of the Shazam! television series in 1974-1975
  • Albert Carlton Bostwick (1876-1911), American philanthropist, Thoroughbred racehorse owner, breeder and trainer
  • Barry Bostwick (b. 1945), American Tony Award winning actor, known for playing Brad Majors in the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Abel Arthur Bostwick (1854-1947), American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 20th District, 1906
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Bostwick Historic Events


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Bostwick Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Paul J Bostwick (b. 1960), American Private 1st Class from Binghamton, New York, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Bostwick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bostwick 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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