Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Wouldsteck was originally derived from a family having lived in Woodstock, a town in the north-west part of Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Wouldsteck family
Oxfordshire where they held a family seat anciently, after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Wouldsteck family
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Wouldsteck Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Wouldsteck include Woodstock, Woodstocke and others.
Early Notables of the Wouldsteck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wouldsteck family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Robert Woodstock arrived in St. Christopher in 1635; John Woodstock arrived in Maryland in 1775.
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