origin and comes from the family once having lived in or near the settlement of Brigstock in the county of Northamptonshire.
from ancient times.
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Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Brigstoke family name include Brigstock, Brigestock, Briggstock, Brigestok and many more.