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The ancestors of the first family to use the name Easson lived among the Pictish people of ancient 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.

Easson Early Origins



The surname Easson 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.

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Easson Spelling Variations


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Easson Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Easson has been spelled Eason, Easson, Esson, Asson, Assone, Aysoune, Aison and many more.

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Easson Early History


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Easson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Easson research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1392, 1504, and 1681 are included under the topic Early Easson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Easson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Easson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Easson In Ireland


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Easson In Ireland



Some of the Easson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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

  • James Easson, who landed in New York in 1789

Easson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Easson settled in New York State in 1820
  • Henry Easson, who landed in New York in 1838

Easson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Easson arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1865
  • George Easson arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Easson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Easson (post 1700)



  • Gordon Easson (1928-2009), Scottish footballer
  • James Ferrier "Jimmy" Easson (1906-1983), Scottish footballer
  • Frederick Easson (1905-1988), Scottish Episcopal Church bishop of the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney
  • Michael Bernard Easson AM (b. 1955), Australian businessman and former union leader
  • Shane Easson (b. 1955), Australian politician, former Chief of Staff to NSW Premier Barrie Unsworth
  • Mary Louise Easson (b. 1955), Australian Labor Party Member of the House of Representatives
  • Edward Easson, Bishop of Aberdeen

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    11. ...

    The Easson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Easson 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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