Eastcote History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Eastcote surname lived in Bedfordshire. Their name, however, translates as the dweller at the eastern cottage, and indicates that the original bearer lived in such a place. [1]

Early Origins of the Eastcote family

The surname Eastcote was first found in Bedfordshire, where Gundwinus de Estcota was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1190. [2] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed: Richard de Estcott, Wiltshire; and Hugh de Estcote, Cambridgeshire. [3]

Later the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex listed Robert atte Estcote in 1327. [2]

Eastcourt is a hamlet, in the parish of Crudwell, union and hundred of Malmesbury, Malmesbury and Kingswood divisions of Wiltshire [4] and there are at least three villages name Eastcott ( Wiltshire (2), Middlesex.) The oldest was Eastcourt, Wiltshire which dates back to Saxon times when it was known as Escote. Eastcott, Wiltshire dates back to 1167 and it was known as Estcota at that time. [5]

Early History of the Eastcote family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eastcote research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1570, 1624, 1607, 1624, 1668, 1712, 1601, 1668, 1628, 1629, 1676, 1684, 1587, 1563, 1571, 1572, 1584 and 1586 are included under the topic Early Eastcote History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eastcote Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Eastcote are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Eastcote include: Estcourt, Estcott, Estcotte, Eastcourt, Escott and many more.

Early Notables of the Eastcote family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Estcourt (c. 1570-1624), an English lawyer and politician, High Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1607, Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire in 1624; Sir Edward Estcourt of Salisbury; Richard Estcourt (1668-1712), an early English actor, active playing comedy parts in Dublin; and Sir Giles Estcourt, 1st Baronet (c. 1601-1668), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1628 to 1629, supporter of the Royalist cause in the English Civil War. He was from Newton in the...
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United States Eastcote migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Eastcote or a variant listed above:

Eastcote Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jon Eastcote, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [6]

Australia Eastcote migration to Australia +

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

Eastcote Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Jane Eastcote, (b. 1821), aged 20, Cornish farm house servant travelling aboard the ship "William Turner" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 5th October 1841 [7]
  • Miss Elizabeth Eastcote, (b. 1819), aged 22, Cornish farm house servant travelling aboard the ship "William Turner" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 5th October 1841 [7]
  • Miss Elizabeth Eastcote, (b. 1819), aged 22, Cornish housemaid, from Jacobstow, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "William Turner" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 5th October 1841 [8]
  • Miss Jame Eastcote, (b. 1821), aged 20, Cornish housemaid, from Jacobstow, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "William Turner" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 5th October 1841 [8]


  1. ^ Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  5. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  6. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  8. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_bounty_nsw.pdf


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