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Where did the English Eyste family come from? What is the English Eyste family crest and coat of arms? When did the Eyste family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Eyste family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Eyste comes from the family having resided 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.
Eyste has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. East, Easte, Est, Eyst, Eyste and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eyste research. Another 419 words(30 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1200, 1297, 1300, 1675, and 1776 are included under the topic Early Eyste History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Eyste Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Eystes to arrive on North American shores: Richard East who landed with his family in Virginia in 1623; Francis East settled in Tobago, on one of the southern islands, and Benjamin East landed in Pennsylvania in 1682..
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 Eyste Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eyste 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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