Early Origins of the Eastlake family
The surname Eastlake was first found in Hampshire
at Eastleigh, originally a Saxon village first recorded c. 932 as "East lea" where "leah" was an ancient Anglo-Saxon
word meaning "a clearing in a forest." Collectively the place name meant "east wood or clearing." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The village lies on the old Roman road, built c. 79 A.D. between Winchester and Bitterne. By the time of the Domesday Book
of 1086, the village was known as Estleie. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Today the village is a railway town in the Borough of Eastleigh. As far as the surname is concerned, it was first referenced in the year 1219 when Henry of Eastley held estates in Yorkshire.
Early History of the Eastlake family
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Eastlake 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. Eastlake has been recorded under many different variations, including Eastley, Eastleigh, Eastly, Easley, Easly, Easlie and many more.
Early Notables of the Eastlake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eastlake family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Eastlake Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Francis Eastlake, aged 22, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"
Contemporary Notables of the name Eastlake (post 1700)
- Charles Lock Eastlake (1836-1906), English architect and furniture designer from Plymouth, Devon, nephew of Sir Charles Lock Eastlake
- Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (1793-1865), English historical painter, gallery director, collector and writer from Plymouth, Devon
- Darrell Eastlake (1942-2018), Australian radio and television presenter, commentator and sports journalist, best known for his long association with the Nine Network; he started his career as a Qantas baggage handler