The name Briggstock is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in or near the settlement of Brigstock in the county of Northamptonshire.
Early Origins of the Briggstock family
The surname Briggstock was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Briggstock family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Briggstock research.Another 583 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1500, 1631, 1660, 1663, 1763, 1809, 1809 and 1881 are included under the topic Early Briggstock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Briggstock Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Briggstock has been spelled many different ways, including Brigstock, Brigestock, Briggstock, Brigestok and many more.
Early Notables of the Briggstock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Briggstock family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Briggstocks to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.