Early Origins of the Eastday family
The surname Eastday was first found in Kent
at Eastry, a civil parish and ancient Saxon village that dates back to at least the 9th century when it was listed as Eastorege. By the time of the Domesday Book
of 1086, the place name had evolved to Estrei CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "eastern district or region," from the Old English words "easter" + "ge." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
According to legend, the royal palace of the Saxon kings of Kent
stood here. Another legend claim that King Ecgberht of Kent
(died c. 673) had his cousins Aethelred and Aethelberht killed within the palace walls. And another story claims Thomas Becket hid in Eastry's caves during his escape in 1164.
Early History of the Eastday family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eastday research.Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1106, 1432, 1455, 1487, 1634, 1692, 1640, 1692 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Eastday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eastday Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Eastday has undergone many spelling variations
, including Eastday, Eastdye, Eastdai, Estday, Estdye and others.
Early Notables of the Eastday family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Mary Towne Eastey (also spelled Esty, Easty, Estey, or Estye) (1634-1692), born Mary Towne in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
, she and her family... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eastday Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Eastday family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Eastday were among those contributors: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..