Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in or near the settlement of Brigstock in the county of Northamptonshire.
Early Origins of the Brigstocke family
family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Brigstocke family
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Brigstocke Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Brigstocke have been found, including Brigstock, Brigestock, Briggstock, Brigestok and many more.
Early Notables of the Brigstocke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brigstocke family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Brigstocke, or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
Contemporary Notables of the name Brigstocke (post 1700)
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