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Origin, Meaning, Family History and Bostock Coat of Arms and Family Crest

The following century saw more Bostock surnames arrive. Some of the people with the surname Bostock who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included John Bostock arrived in Alexandria, Va in 1801. Benjamin J. Bostock landed in West Indies in 1812.

Australia:

Some of the individuals with the surname Bostock who landed in Australia in the 19th century included Richard Bostock arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal George" in 1848. Joseph Bostock arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo."

New-Zealand:

Some of the population with the surname Bostock who arrived in New Zealand in the 19th century included Harriet E. Bostock, James William Bostock and Robert Edward D. Bostock, all arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in the same year 1865.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Bostock: England 4,173; United States 1,120; Australia 819; Canada 329; South Africa 274; Mexico 236; Scotland 223; New Zealand 125; Wales 113; United Arab Emirates 38.

Notable People:

Barbara Bostock (born 1935), was an American actress.

Hewitt Bostock (1864–1930), was a Canadian journalist, businessman, and leader.

John Bostock (born 1992), was an English football player.

Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Bostock, co. Chester). Sa. a fesse hummette ar. Crest—On the stamp of a tree eradicated ar. a bear’s head erased sa. muzzled or. Another Crest—An antelope or.
2) (Abingdon, co. Berks). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, sa. a helmet ar.; 2nd and 3rd, sa. a fesse humettee ar. Crest—An antelope ar. attired or.
3) (Shropshire). Sa. a helmet or. Crest—A martlet ar.

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References

  • 1 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Sable
  • 2 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 26
  • 3 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P35
  • 4 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 5 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11
  • 6 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P117
  • 7 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Humetty
  • 8 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P139
  • 9 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:helmet