from very early times. The name was derived from the practice of the naming of the east "ton" or part of the village. It first appeared in the
in the year 1086 A.D.
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Although the name, Easttomb, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Easton, Eastone, Eastown, Eastton, Eastoun, Eastowne, Easttone and many more.
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Nicholas Easton (c.
1593-1675), English settler to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634, an early colonial President and Governor of Rhode Island; John Easton (1624-1705), 15th Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (1690-1695); Charles Eyston (1667-1721), an... Another 108 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Easttomb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Easttomb family name Easttomb, or who bore a variation of the surname were Nicholas Easton who purchased land in New England
in 1620; and William Easton who landed in Virginia in 1663; Mrs. Easton settled in Massachusetts in 1633.