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Osboldston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Osboldston name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having 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 Osboldston family


The surname Osboldston 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 Osboldston family


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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 Osboldston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Osboldston Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Osboldston has undergone many spelling variations, including Osbaldeston, Osbaldeson, Osbaldston, Osburton and others.

Early Notables of the Osboldston 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 Osboldston family to Ireland


Some of the Osboldston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Osboldston family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Osboldston were among those contributors: Robert Osbaldston, who settled in Maryland in 1741; Alexander Osburton settled in Virginia in 1636.

The Osboldston 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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