The name Wouldstyke is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in Woodstock,
a town in the north-west part of Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Wouldstyke family
The surname Wouldstyke was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
anciently, after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Wouldstyke family
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Wouldstyke Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Wouldstyke are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Wouldstyke include: Woodstock, Woodstocke and others.
Early Notables of the Wouldstyke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wouldstyke family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Wouldstyke or a variant listed above: Robert Woodstock arrived in St. Christopher in 1635; John Woodstock arrived in Maryland in 1775.