The Rudstum name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from 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 Rudstum family
The surname Rudstum 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 Rudstum family
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Rudstum 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 Rudstum has undergone many spelling variations
, including Rudston, Rudstone and others.
Early Notables of the Rudstum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rudstum 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 Rudstum were among those contributors: Elizabeth Rudston, her husband, and child, who settled in Virginia in 1635.