Easterly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Easterly family
The surname Easterly was first found in Lincolnshire 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 year 1494 where the surname held a family seat at East Newton.
Important Dates for the Easterly family
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Easterly Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Easterly were recorded, including Esterly, Esterleigh, Esterley, Easterly, Easterley, Esterlys, Esterllis, Esterlis, Asterley, Estely, Esteley, Astely, Asterleigh, Easterleigh, Asterlie, Aysterly and many more.
Early Notables of the Easterly family (pre 1700)
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Easterly migration to the United States
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Easterly family emigrate to North America:
Easterly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Hans Michael Easterly, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 
- Jacob Easterly, aged 22, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 
- Michael Easterly, aged 20, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 
Easterly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John M Easterly, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- J M Easterly, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855 
Contemporary Notables of the name Easterly (post 1700)
- Harry Watkey Easterly Jr. (1922-2005), American President of the United States Golf Association
- Thomas Martin Easterly (1809-1882), American daguerreotypist and photographer
- Dick Easterly (b. 1939), American CFL football player who won the Grey Cup with the Tiger-Cats in 1963, inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame in 2012
- James Morris Easterly (b. 1953), American retired Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1974 to 1987
- William Russell Easterly (b. 1957), American economist, Professor of Economics at New York University
- Theodore Harrison "Ted" Easterly (1885-1951), American Major League Baseball catcher who played from 1909 to 1915
- Rudolph P. Easterly, American Democrat politician, Member of Louisiana State Senate, 1950 
- Merri Easterly, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012 
- Martin Easterly, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 23rd District, 1910 
- Leon Easterly, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1960 
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