Early Origins of the Easingdon family
The surname Easingdon was first found in South Staffordshire
, at Essington, a village and civil parish that dates back to 996 when it was listed as Esingetun. By the Domesday Book
of 1086, the place name had changed to Eseningetone. The Domesday Book
lists Eseningetone as part of the Cuttlestone hundred
, land held by William fitzAnsculf and comprised 2 hides of land and was large enough for 6 ploughs. Countess Godgifu held the Hundred
at that time on behalf of fitzAnsculf. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally means "farmstead or the family or followers of a man called Esne," from the Old English personal name
+ "inga" + "tun." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Easingdon family
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Easingdon Spelling Variations
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. Easingdon has been recorded under many different variations, including Essington, Esington, Easington, Essinton and many more.
Early Notables of the Easingdon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Easingdon family to the New World and Oceana
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 Easingdon or a variant listed above: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.