The name Woodstoke has a long Anglo-Saxon
heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Woodstock,
a town in the north-west part of Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Woodstoke family
The surname Woodstoke was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
anciently, after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Woodstoke family
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Woodstoke Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Woodstoke have been found, including Woodstock, Woodstocke and others.
Early Notables of the Woodstoke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Woodstoke family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Woodstoke, or a variant listed above: Robert Woodstock arrived in St. Christopher in 1635; John Woodstock arrived in Maryland in 1775.