name Osbaldstown comes from when the family resided 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 Osbaldstown family
The surname Osbaldstown 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 Osbaldstown family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Osbaldstown 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 Osbaldstown History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Osbaldstown Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Osbaldstown include Osbaldeston, Osbaldeson, Osbaldston, Osburton and others.
Early Notables of the Osbaldstown 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 Osbaldstown Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Osbaldstown family to Ireland
Some of the Osbaldstown 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.
Migration of the Osbaldstown family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Robert Osbaldston, who settled in Maryland in 1741; Alexander Osburton settled in Virginia in 1636.
The Osbaldstown 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.