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Easley Early Origins



The surname Easley was first found in Hampshire at Eastleigh, originally a Saxon village first recorded c. 932 as "East lea" where "leah" was an ancient Anglo-Saxon word meaning "a clearing in a forest." Collectively the place name meant "east wood or clearing." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The village lies on the old Roman road, built c. 79 A.D. between Winchester and Bitterne. By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the village was known as Estleie. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Today the village is a railway town in the Borough of Eastleigh. As far as the surname is concerned, it was first referenced in the year 1219 when Henry of Eastley held estates in Yorkshire.

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Easley Spelling Variations


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Easley Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Easley has undergone many spelling variations, including Eastley, Eastleigh, Eastly, Easley, Easly, Easlie and many more.

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Easley Early History


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Easley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Easley research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1541, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Easley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Easley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Easley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Easley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Easley were among those contributors:

Easley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Easley, aged 27, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Easley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Easley (post 1700)



  • Veo Easley (1932-2003), American Democrat politician, Member of Arkansas State House of Representatives, 1983-95
  • Robert W. Easley, American politician, Mayor of Tampa, Florida, 1894-95
  • Michael F. Easley (b. 1950), American Democrat politician, North Carolina State Attorney General, 1993-2001; Governor of North Carolina, 2001-; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2004, 2008
  • Mary Easley, American Democrat politician, Member of Oklahoma State House of Representatives 78th District
  • Kevin A. Easley, American Democrat politician, Member of Oklahoma State Senate 18th District
  • Mack Easley (1916-2006), American Democrat politician, Member of New Mexico State House of Representatives, 1951-52, 1955-62; Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico, 1963-64
  • Holt Easley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1912
  • George A. Easley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1944
  • Frank S. Easley, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1945
  • David Milton Easley (b. 1875), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1920; Circuit Judge in West Virginia for the 9th Judicial Circuit, 1937-45
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Easley Historic Events


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Easley Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Brian E Easley (b. 1959), American Sergeant from Independence, Missouri, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Suggested Readings for the name Easley


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Suggested Readings for the name Easley



  • Now Living in Boone County, Missouri: Our Family Genealogies by Virginia Easley DeMarce.
  • A Tentative Outline of U.S. Easley Lines Primarily to the Year 1800 by Virginia Easley DeMarce.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Easley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Easley 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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