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Wuidestyke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the bearers of the Wuidestyke family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Woodstock, a town in the north-west part of Oxfordshire.

Early Origins of the Wuidestyke family

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

Early History of the Wuidestyke family

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Wuidestyke Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Wuidestyke include Woodstock, Woodstocke and others.

Early Notables of the Wuidestyke family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Wuidestyke family to the New World and Oceana

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Wuidestyke or a variant listed above: Robert Woodstock arrived in St. Christopher in 1635; John Woodstock arrived in Maryland in 1775.

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