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The name Rostron was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Rostron family lived in Yorkshire, at Rostherne. Rawsthorn is derived from Old Norman names that mean red, and torn. Accordingly, the name means dweller by the thorns.

Rostron Early Origins



The surname Rostron was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Fryston, and were conjecturally descended from Gerbodo, a Norman noble, who held those lands at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, a census initiated by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England in 1066. This family emerged with several basic spellings, Rawson, which became popular in Yorkshire in all their various branches, Rawsthorne and Rawstorne and Rostron and Rawstorn all became more popular in Lancashire.

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Rostron Spelling Variations


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Rostron Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Rawstorne, Rawsthorne, Rawstorn, Rawstron, Rawstrone, Rawsthorn, Rostron and many more.

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Rostron Early History


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Rostron Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rostron research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1683 is included under the topic Early Rostron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rostron Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rostron Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rostron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Rostron or a variant listed above:

Rostron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Rostron, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rostron (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rostron (post 1700)



  • William E. Rostron, American Republican politician, Republican Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1956 (primary), 1962 (primary), 1964 (primary), 1970, 1972, 1974 (primary), 1976
  • Thomas "Tommy" Rostron, English professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s
  • Thurston "Tot" Rostron (1863-1891), English footballer
  • John Wilfred "Wilf" Rostron (b. 1956), English former footballer from Sunderland

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Rostron Historic Events


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Rostron Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Sir Arthur Henry Rostron KBE, RD, RNR (1869-1940), English captain of the RMS Carpathia when it rescued the survivors of the RMS Titanic on 15 April 1912, Commodore of the Cunard fleet, recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rostron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rostron Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 May 2016 at 18:54.

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