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Where did the English Eastlake family come from? What is the English Eastlake family crest and coat of arms? When did the Eastlake family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Eastlake family history?
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Eastlake has been recorded under many different variations, including Eastley, Eastleigh, Eastly, Easley, Easly, Easlie and many more.
First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1219 when Henry of Eastley held estates in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eastlake research. Another 324 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, 1541, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Eastlake History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Eastlake Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Eastlake or a variant listed above: Mary Eastley, who arrived in Virginia in 1719. The is an Easley family prominent in Missouri.
The Eastlake Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eastlake 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.
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