Easling is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Easling family lived in Huntingdon
. The name is also derived from the ancient baptismal name Ansell.
That name is derived from the Germanic elements ans,
It derived some popularity from the fact that it was borne by a number of famous medieval churchmen. Notably, St. Anselm (c.1033-1109), the Benedictine monk was known as "the father of Scholasticism."
Early Origins of the Easling family
The surname Easling was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Easling family
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Easling Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Aslin, Aslen, Aslan, Asslin, Aslein, Ascelin, Asselin, Asselyn, Astlen, Aslyn, Asling and many more.
Early Notables of the Easling family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Easling family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Easling or a variant listed above: John Aslein, who sailed to New York in 1811; and John Asslin, who was recorded in Ontario in 1879.