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Where did the English Est family come from? What is the English Est family crest and coat of arms? When did the Est family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Est family history?The ancient roots of the Est family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Est comes from when the family lived in the area of the town or village that was in the east. The surname originated in the southern counties of Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Essex.
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Est has appeared include East, Easte, Est, Eyst, Eyste and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Est research. Another 419 words(30 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1200, 1297, 1300, 1675, and 1776 are included under the topic Early Est History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Est Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Est arrived in North America very early:
Est Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Est Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Est Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: I advance.
The Est Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Est 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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