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Woodstocke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Woodstocke belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in Woodstock, a town in the north-west part of Oxfordshire.

Early Origins of the Woodstocke family

The surname Woodstocke was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat anciently, after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Woodstocke family

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Woodstocke Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Woodstocke include Woodstock, Woodstocke and others.

Early Notables of the Woodstocke family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Woodstocke family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Woodstocke were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Robert Woodstock arrived in St. Christopher in 1635; John Woodstock arrived in Maryland in 1775.

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