Scotland. The name Easson comes 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 Easson and its variants.
Early Origins of the Easson family
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 Easson family
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Easson Spelling Variations
spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Easson has been spelled Eason, Easson, Esson, Asson, Assone, Aysoune, Aison and many more.
Early Notables of the Easson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Easson family to Ireland
Some of the Easson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Easson family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Easson:
Easson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Easson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Easson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Easson (post 1700)
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