Show ContentsEastland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Eastland family

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

Early History of the Eastland family

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Eastland Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Eastland family name include Estland, Esterland, Esterland, Estland and others.

Early Notables of the Eastland family (pre 1700)

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Eastland Ranking

In the United States, the name Eastland is the 13,535th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

United States Eastland migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Eastland surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Eastland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Eastland, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [3]

Canada Eastland migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eastland Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Charles Eastland, Edward Eastland, and George Eastland, who were all on record in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871

Australia Eastland migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Eastland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Edwin Eastland, aged 21, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Emma Eastland, aged 17, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"

Contemporary Notables of the name Eastland (post 1700) +

  • James Oliver Eastland (1904-1986), American politician from Mississippi who served in the United States Senate
  • Seaborn Eastland Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964 [4]
  • Larry Eastland (b. 1943), American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Idaho, 1994; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 2004 [4]
  • Joseph Eastland, American politician, Postmaster at Barnwell Court House, South Carolina, 1816-17 [4]
  • James Oliver Eastland (1904-1986), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Mississippi State House of Representatives, 1928-32; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1941, 1943-79 [4]
  • Hiram Eastland, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1980 [4]
  • Captain William M Eastland, the town of Eastland, was named in his honor and his participation in the battle of San Jacinto

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook