Rudstolm is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in Rudston, a place in the East Riding of Yorkshire
in the medieval era; since the local
government reorganization in England
in 1974, it is found in Humberside. The place name Rudston is derived from the Old English elements rod
in this case means a crucifix; it was pronounced rood, which is its Modern English form. Stan
means stone. The place name translates as "cross of stone," and was a place where a stone cross had been erected. Rudston Monolith, almost 26 feet high, close to Rudston Parish Church of All Saints is the tallest standing stone in Britain.CITATION[CLOSE]
Winn, Christopher, I Never Knew that about Yorkshire. Croydon: The Random House Group Limited, 2010. Print. (ISBN 978-0-09-193313-5)
Early Origins of the Rudstolm family
The surname Rudstolm was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times at Hayton, some say before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Rudstolm family
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Rudstolm Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Rudstolm family name include Rudston, Rudstone and others.
Early Notables of the Rudstolm family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rudstolm family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Rudstolm surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Elizabeth Rudston, her husband, and child, who settled in Virginia in 1635.