Eastlan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Eastlan surname comes from any of many places so named in Old English.

Early Origins of the Eastlan family

The surname Eastlan was first found in Kent where Simon de Estlande was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1198. [1]

Early History of the Eastlan family

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Eastlan 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. Eastlan has been recorded under many different variations, including Estland, Esterland, Esterland, Estland and others.

Early Notables of the Eastlan family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Eastlan 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 Eastlan or a variant listed above: Jno Eastland, who settled in Virginia in 1664; as well as Charles Eastland, Edward Eastland, and George Eastland, who were all on record in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871..

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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