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."
Early Origins of the Osbaldeston family
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.
Early History of the Osbaldeston family
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Osbaldeston Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Osbaldeston family (pre 1700)
(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...
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Migration of the Osbaldeston family to Ireland
Some of the Osbaldeston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Osbaldeston family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Osbaldeston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Osbaldeston (post 1700)
The Osbaldeston 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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