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Easterbrook History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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."


Early Origins of the Easterbrook family


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.

Early History of the Easterbrook family


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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.

Early Notables of the Easterbrook family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Easterbrook family to the New World and Oceana


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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Easterbrook, who settled in New York city in 1836
  • M Easterbrook, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Saint Paul" from Cherbourg, France [3]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, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Wells City" from Bristol [4]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, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Southampton, England [5]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, who arrived in New York, New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [6]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, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"

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) [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 24) Arthur Easterbrook. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Easterbrook/Arthur_Edmond/USA.html
  • 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

Historic Events for the Easterbrook family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William H Easterbrook, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Randolph Webb Easterbrook, British Petty Officer Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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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. ^ 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)
  3. ^ "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.).
  4. ^ "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.).
  5. ^ "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.).
  6. ^ "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.).
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 24) Arthur Easterbrook. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Easterbrook/Arthur_Edmond/USA.html
  8. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  9. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html


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