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Where did the English Eyster family come from? What is the English Eyster family crest and coat of arms? When did the Eyster family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Eyster family history?Eyster is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having 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.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Eyster family name include East, Easte, Est, Eyst, Eyste and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eyster research. Another 419 words(30 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1200, 1297, 1300, 1675, and 1776 are included under the topic Early Eyster History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Eyster Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Eyster surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Eyster Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Eyster Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Eyster Settlers in the United States in the 20th 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 Eyster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eyster 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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