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The English name Easterbrook is topographic in origin; that is, it was originally derived from geographic features of the region in which the first bearer of the name lived. The Middle English "Easter," meant "east," and the name meant "someone who lived to the east of the brook."

Easterbrook Early Origins



The surname Easterbrook was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat. The first on record appears to be John le Eastbrook, who is mentioned in a volume called "Kirby's Quest for Somerset," as living in that county during the reign of Edward III, the Confessor (1042-1066). [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
The Saxon influence on English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066: the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries, but Saxon names survived.

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Easterbrook Spelling Variations


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Easterbrook Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Easterbrook include Eastbrook, Eastbrooke, Estabrooke, Easterbrook, Estbrook, Estbrooke, Eastbroke, Estabroke, Eastabroke, Estabroke and many more.

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Easterbrook Early History


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Easterbrook Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Easterbrook research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1254, 1296 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Easterbrook History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Easterbrook Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Easterbrook Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Easterbrook 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Easterbrook were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Easterbrook Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Easterbrook, who was on record in New York city in 1835
  • Nicholas Easterbrook, who landed in New York in 1835
  • William Easterbrook, who came to New York city in 1836
  • M Easterbrook, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • W. W. Easterbrook, a passenger on a ship that arrived at San Francisco in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Easterbrook Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfred Easterbrook, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Saint Paul" from Cherbourg, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DN-WPK : 6 December 2014), Alfred Easterbrook, 21 Jul 1920; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Walter Easterbrook, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Wells City" from Bristol [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66Q-1Z4 : 6 December 2014), Walter Easterbrook, 01 Aug 1920; citing departure port Bristol, arrival port New York, ship name Wells City, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Samuel Easterbrook, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6JC-TZP : 6 December 2014), Samuel Easterbrook, 30 Apr 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mari Elizabeth Easterbrook, aged 27, originally from Hayle, England, arrived in New York, New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KZ-D43 : 6 December 2014), Mari Eliz. Easterbrook, 11 Jun 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Easterbrook Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Easterbrook, aged 23, a copper miner, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Easterbrook (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Easterbrook (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Arthur Edmond Easterbrook (1893-1952), American Commanding Officer Santa Ana Army Air Base (1944-1946)
  • Gregg Easterbrook, American journalist
  • Leslie Easterbrook (b. 1951), American singer and actress
  • Arthur Edmund Easterbrook (1893-1952), American WWI pilot, who flew in the Royal Air Force and the United States Air Service
  • Frank Hoover Easterbrook (b. 1948), Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

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Easterbrook Historic Events


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Easterbrook Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William H Easterbrook, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Randolph Webb Easterbrook, British Petty Officer Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DN-WPK : 6 December 2014), Alfred Easterbrook, 21 Jul 1920; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66Q-1Z4 : 6 December 2014), Walter Easterbrook, 01 Aug 1920; citing departure port Bristol, arrival port New York, ship name Wells City, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6JC-TZP : 6 December 2014), Samuel Easterbrook, 30 Apr 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KZ-D43 : 6 December 2014), Mari Eliz. Easterbrook, 11 Jun 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  11. ...

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