Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Osboldstomb surname 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 Osboldstomb 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 Osboldstomb family
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Osboldstomb 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 Osboldstomb 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 Osboldstomb include: Osbaldeston, Osbaldeson, Osbaldston, Osburton and others.
Early Notables of the Osboldstomb 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...
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Migration of the Osboldstomb family to Ireland
Some of the Osboldstomb family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Osboldstomb 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 Osboldstomb or a variant listed above: Robert Osbaldston, who settled in Maryland in 1741; Alexander Osburton settled in Virginia in 1636.
The Osboldstomb 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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