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Early Origins of the Easterday family

The surname Easterday was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held a family seat in that shire in the West Riding.

Early History of the Easterday family

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Easterday Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Easterday family name include Estby, Esteby, Eastby, Easterby, Eastaby, Eastbie, Eastabie, Estaby, Esterby, Easterbey, Asterby, Astby, Asteby, Astbie and many more.

Early Notables of the Easterday family

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Easterday Ranking

In the United States, the name Easterday is the 9,139th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Easterday migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Easterday surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Easterday Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Easterday, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1794 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Easterday (post 1700) +

  • Roy Alexander "Katy" Easterday (1894-1976), American football and basketball player, track and field athlete, coach, college athletics administrator from Lisbon, Ohio
  • Henry P. Easterday (1864-1895), American Major League Baseball player from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who played from 1884 to 1890
  • Willoughby D. Easterday, American politician, Burgess of Northampton, Pennsylvania, 1927 [3]
  • Gilford E. Easterday, American politician, Mayor of Delaware, Ohio, 1969-71, 1973-77 [3]
  • George S. Easterday, American politician, Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1892-93 [3]
  • C. F. Easterday, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1916 [3]

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  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. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook