The name Rudstume is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family 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 Rudstume family
The surname Rudstume 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 Rudstume family
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Rudstume Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Rudstume are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Rudstume include: Rudston, Rudstone and others.
Early Notables of the Rudstume family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rudstume family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Rudstume or a variant listed above: Elizabeth Rudston, her husband, and child, who settled in Virginia in 1635.