Anglo-Saxon name Briggstoke comes from when the family resided in or near the settlement of Brigstock in the county of Northamptonshire.
Early Origins of the Briggstoke family
family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Briggstoke family
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Briggstoke Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Briggstoke has been recorded under many different variations, including Brigstock, Brigestock, Briggstock, Brigestok and many more.
Early Notables of the Briggstoke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Briggstoke family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Briggstoke or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
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