The name Brickstock is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in or near the settlement of Brigstock in the county of Northamptonshire.
Early Origins of the Brickstock family
The surname Brickstock was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brickstock family
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Brickstock 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 Brickstock 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Brickstock include: Brigstock, Brigestock, Briggstock, Brigestok and many more.
Early Notables of the Brickstock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brickstock family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 Brickstock or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
Contemporary Notables of the name Brickstock (post 1700)
- Richard J Brickstock, English Curator of Durham Castle Museum, University College, University of Durham