. There we found two entries for the place: the first in Morley
and the second in the West Riding. (both entries are referring to the same place)
Today Rastrick is a village in the West Riding near Brighouse and Huddersfield where remains of an ancient fort have been found at Castle Hill. The name was derived from the Old Scandinavian word "rost" + the Old English word "ric" and probably meant "raised strip or ridge with a resting place"
The earliest record of the family was found in this parish in 1250.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raistrick research.Another 58 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1274, 1379, 1650 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Raistrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Raistrick family name include Rastick, Rastich, Raistrick, Raistrich, Rasticke and many more.