name Rudstome comes from when the family resided 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 Rudstome family
The surname Rudstome 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 Rudstome family
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Rudstome Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Rudstome has been recorded under many different variations, including Rudston, Rudstone and others.
Early Notables of the Rudstome family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rudstome family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Rudstome or a variant listed above: Elizabeth Rudston, her husband, and child, who settled in Virginia in 1635.