Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Wudstyck is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Woodstock, a town in the north-west part of Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Wudstyck family
Oxfordshire where they held a family seat anciently, after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Wudstyck family
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Wudstyck Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Wudstyck has been spelled many different ways, including Woodstock, Woodstocke and others.
Early Notables of the Wudstyck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wudstyck family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Wudstycks to arrive in North America: Robert Woodstock arrived in St. Christopher in 1635; John Woodstock arrived in Maryland in 1775.
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