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Osbaldeston is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Osbaldeston family once lived in Osbaldeston, Lancashire. The place-name was recorded as Ossebaldistun c. 1200. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English personal name Osbald with the suffix tun, which means "farm," added. The place-name means "farm belonging to Osbald."

Osbaldeston Early Origins



The surname Osbaldeston was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Osbaldeston Spelling Variations


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Osbaldeston Spelling Variations



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 Osbaldeston family name include Osbaldeston, Osbaldeson, Osbaldston, Osburton and others.

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Osbaldeston Early History


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Osbaldeston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Osbaldeston research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1560, 1594, 1594, 1577, 1645, 1691, 1659, 1699, 1684, 1701, 1687, 1739, 1690, 1749, 1691, 1764, 1762, 1764, 1585, 1640 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Osbaldeston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Osbaldeston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Osbaldeston Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Edward Osbaldeston ( c. 1560-1594) an English ordained deacon who was arrested the day after giving his first Mass on the feast day of St. Jerome, at York and later hanged, drawn, and quartered on 16 November, 1594, for being a Catholic priest, one of the...

Another 84 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Osbaldeston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Osbaldeston In Ireland


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Osbaldeston In Ireland



Some of the Osbaldeston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Osbaldeston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ralph Osbaldeston arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" in 1855
  • Sarah Osbaldeston arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Osbaldeston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Osbaldeston (post 1700)



  • "Squire" George Osbaldeston (1786-1866), English sportsman
  • Gordon Francis Joseph Osbaldeston (b. 1930), former Canadian civil servant, Officer of the Order of Canada

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Constance et firm
Motto Translation: Perserverance and decision.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    11. ...

    The Osbaldeston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Osbaldeston Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 September 2014 at 11:39.

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