The Woodstyke name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Woodstock,
a town in the north-west part of Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Woodstyke family
The surname Woodstyke was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
anciently, after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Woodstyke family
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Woodstyke 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 Woodstyke has undergone many spelling variations
, including Woodstock, Woodstocke and others.
Early Notables of the Woodstyke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Woodstyke 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 Woodstyke were among those contributors: Robert Woodstock arrived in St. Christopher in 1635; John Woodstock arrived in Maryland in 1775.