Eastin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Eastin comes from when the family resided in the area of the town or village that was in the east. The surname originated in the southern counties of Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Essex.
However, another source claims the name could have been Norman in origin as the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae list Amelot Best, or D'Est, was from Normandy in 1195. 
Early Origins of the Eastin family
The surname Eastin was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from very early times in the town of Colchester. One of the first records of the name was Amelot Best, or D'Est, in Normandy in 1195.  But by the 13th century, the name was scattered throughout Britain with various spellings. The Hunderdorum Rolls of 1273 lists: Robert del Est in Cambridgeshire; Richard Est in Lincolnshire; and Geoffrey Est and Emma ate Estend in Oxfordshire. 
There were two baronetcies created for persons with the surname East. The first was for William East of Hall Place who was High Sheriff of Berkshire in 1766. That title became extinct in 1828 with the death of the 2nd Baronet. The second was Edward Hyde East of Calcutta, India in 1823. He was Member of Parliament for Great Bedwyn (1792-1796) and Winchester (1823-1831.) And that title became extinct upon the death of the 2nd Baronet in 1878.
Through the female side Mary, daughter of Sir William East, 1st Baronet, of Hall Place married Sir East George Clayton to become baronets of Hall Place, Maidenhead in 1838.
Early History of the Eastin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eastin research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1297, 1200, 1300, 1675, 1776, 1540, 1608, 1565, 1540, 1608, 1602, 1696, 1696, 1745 and 1696 are included under the topic Early Eastin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eastin Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Eastin has been recorded under many different variations, including East, Easte, Est, Eyst, Eyste and others.
Early Notables of the Eastin family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas East (1540?-1608?), the English printer and music publisher who was made a freeman of the Stationers' Company on 6 Dec. 1565. Thomas East (also spelt Est, Este, and Easte) (1540?-1608?), was an English printer specializing in music printing. He is generally supposed to have been...
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Migration of the Eastin family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Eastin or a variant listed above: Richard East who landed with his family in Virginia in 1623; Francis East settled in Tobago, on one of the southern islands, and Benjamin East landed in Pennsylvania in 1682..
Contemporary Notables of the name Eastin (post 1700) +
- Shannon Eastin (b. 1970), the first female referee of the National Football League
- Jeff Eastin (b. 1967), American producer, creator of the comedy-drama series, White Collar
- Steve Eastin (b. 1948), American character actor who appeared in over 150 television and film roles
- Delaine Eastin (b. 1947), American politician, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction (1995 to 2003)
- Gene Eastin, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Kansas, 2000 
- Fred C. Eastin Jr., American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Rio de Janeiro, 1924-26 
- Delaine A. Eastin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996, 2000 
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The Eastin Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: I advance.
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- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html