Early Origins of the Eastick family
The surname Eastick was first found in East Hertfordshire
at Eastwick, a hamlet which now forms the civil parish of Eastwick and Gilston. The place name dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 when it was listed as Esteuuiche CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "east dwelling or dairy farm," having derived from the Old English words "east' + "wic." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The Parish Church of St Mary dates from the 13th century. The surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Eastwick, held by Geoffrey de Bec a "great Baron" who was recorded in the Domesday Book
. Geoffrey's brother was the standard bearer at the Battle of Hastings.
Early History of the Eastick family
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Eastick 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. Eastick has been recorded under many different variations, including Eastwick, Eastwich, Estwick, Estwich, Eastick, Eastich and many more.
Early Notables of the Eastick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eastick family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Eastick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Eastick, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/omega1852.shtml
Contemporary Notables of the name Eastick (post 1700)
- Brigadier Sir Thomas Charles Eastick CMG, DSO, ED (1900-1988), Australian Commanding Officer Headquarters Group, Central Command from 1950 to 1953 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Thomas Eastick. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Eastick/Sir_Thomas_Charles/Australia.html
- Bruce Charles Eastick (b. 1926), Australian politician, Leader of the Opposition (1972 - 1975) for the state Liberal Party of Australia in South Australia for the 1973 and 1975 elections
- Mal Eastick, Australia's premier Blues Rock guitarist