Easom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the first family to use the name Easom lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name Easom is derived from Aythe where Aythe filius Thome received a charter of the lands of Fornochtis in Strathearn from Robert the Steward (later known as Robert II) around 1360. The next of the line was called Johem ayson iuuene. It can be seen how the surname Ayson is a derivative from "Aythe's son." The spelling and pronunciation changed over time, until it reached the modern form of Easom and its variants.

Early Origins of the Easom family

The surname Easom was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where it was of the most ancient surnames in the region. They were connected with the Toschachs of Glentilt.

Early History of the Easom family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Easom research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1392, 1504, and 1681 are included under the topic Early Easom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Easom Spelling Variations

The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Easom has been spelled Eason, Easson, Esson, Asson, Assone, Aysoune, Aison and many more.

Early Notables of the Easom family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Easom family to Ireland

Some of the Easom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Easom migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Easom Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • David Easom, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848 [1]


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM - EMIGRANT SHIP - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DavidMalcolm.htm


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