The name Woodstack is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in Woodstock,
a town in the north-west part of Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Woodstack family
The surname Woodstack was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
anciently, after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Woodstack family
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Woodstack Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Woodstack were recorded, including Woodstock, Woodstocke and others.
Early Notables of the Woodstack family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Woodstack family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Woodstack family emigrate to North America: Robert Woodstock arrived in St. Christopher in 1635; John Woodstock arrived in Maryland in 1775.