When the ancestors of the Easters 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,
, where the family lived prior to the 1066 invasion.
Early Origins of the Easters family
The surname Easters 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.
Early History of the Easters family
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Easters 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. Easters 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.
Early Notables of the Easters family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Easters family to the New World and Oceana
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. Easterss were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: J.J. Astor, aged 59; who arrived (with child) in New York in 1822 and moved westward.