The ancestors of the name Osbaldiston date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Osbaldiston family 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 Osbaldiston family
The surname Osbaldiston 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.
Early History of the Osbaldiston family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Osbaldiston 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 Osbaldiston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Osbaldiston Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Osbaldiston are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Osbaldiston include: Osbaldeston, Osbaldeson, Osbaldston, Osburton and others.
Early Notables of the Osbaldiston family (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 Osbaldiston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Osbaldiston family to Ireland
Some of the Osbaldiston family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Osbaldiston family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Osbaldiston or a variant listed above: Robert Osbaldston, who settled in Maryland in 1741; Alexander Osburton settled in Virginia in 1636.
The Osbaldiston 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.