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The name Wudesteck is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Woodstock, a town in the north-west part of Oxfordshire.

Wudesteck Early Origins



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

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Wudesteck Spelling Variations


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Wudesteck 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 Wudesteck 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 Wudesteck include: Woodstock, Woodstocke and others.

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Wudesteck Early History


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Wudesteck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wudesteck research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wudesteck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wudesteck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wudesteck Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wudesteck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Wudesteck or a variant listed above: Robert Woodstock arrived in St. Christopher in 1635; John Woodstock arrived in Maryland in 1775.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Wudesteck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wudesteck Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 May 2014 at 13:53.

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