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When the ancestors of the Easter family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Hampshire in the south of England having derived from the area of Stur, in Normandy, where the family lived prior to the 1066 invasion.

Easter Early Origins



The surname Easter was first found in the arrondissement of Manche, in Tourlaville, in Normandy, when William of Stur sent William his son to England with Duke William of Normandy. William was granted lands in the Isle of Wight and Hampshire for assistance to King William at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Easter Spelling Variations


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Easter Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Easter has been recorded under many different variations, including Astor, Aster, Astur, Astorr, Asterr, Asturr, Estor, Ester, Esturr, Astoria, Estoria, E'Stur, Stur and many more.

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Easter Early History


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Easter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Easter research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1783 and 1848 are included under the topic Early Easter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Easter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Easter Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Easter Notables 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Easters were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Easter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Easter, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Easter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Capt. Easter, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • John Easter, who arrived in New York in 1833
  • Robert Easter, aged 22, who landed in America from London, in 1898

Easter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs Eugene A. Easter, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Alverda Mai Easter, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • D. B. Easter, aged 39, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Herbert Easter, aged 23, who emigrated to America from London, in 1906
  • James Easter, aged 7, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Easter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Easter arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847

Easter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Easter arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Canute" in 1867
  • Margaret Easter arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Canute" in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name Easter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Easter (post 1700)



  • Glen Easter, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of North Las Vegas, Nevada, 2001
  • Andrew J. Easter, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Maryland, 1966
  • Abbi Easter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008
  • Mitch Easter, American musician and producer, best known for his work with REM (1981 to 1984)
  • Luke Easter, American singer and songwriter with the Christian metal band Tourniquet
  • Luke Easter (1915-1979), African-American Major League Baseball player
  • Nick Easter (b. 1978), English rugby union player
  • Jermaine Easter (b. 1982), Welsh Association Football player
  • Jamal Easter (b. 1987), Welsh Association Football player
  • Paul Easter (b. 1963), Scottish Olympic bronze medalist freestyle swimmer

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Easter Historic Events


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Easter Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Norman G Easter, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Easter Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 11:26.

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