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The name Eastman was formed many centuries ago by the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name typically given to a person who was of grace or favorable protection. The surname Eastman originally derived from the Old English word Eastmund which referred to grace. The surname Eastman belongs to a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. Nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. Often nicknames described strong traits or attributes that people wished to emulate in a specific animal.

Eastman Early Origins



The surname Eastman was first found in Suffolk, England, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Eastman Spelling Variations


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Eastman Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Eastman include Eastman, Eastmunt, Esmund, Estman, Yeastman, Eestman, Eastmun, Eastmen, Eastmin and many more.

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Eastman Early History


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Eastman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eastman research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1285 are included under the topic Early Eastman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eastman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eastman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Eastman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eastman In Ireland


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Eastman In Ireland



Some of the Eastman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Eastman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Roger Eastman, who settled in Massachusetts in 1636
  • Roger Eastman, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1638
  • Mary Eastman, who immigrated to Maryland in 1671
  • James Eastman, who arrived in Barbados in 1679
  • John Eastman, who came to Salisbury, Massachusetts in 1691
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eastman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Eastman, who immigrated to Virginia in 1771
  • Abel Eastman, who came to Mississippi in 1788
  • Abel Eastman, who landed in Mississippi in 1799

Eastman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adolph Eastman, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1843
  • Sherman Eastman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • W W Eastman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • M Eastman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • F Eastman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eastman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Benjamin Eastman U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Benjamin Eastman U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. David Eastman U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Penobscot Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Nadab Eastman U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Eastman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Cordelia Eastman, who was recorded in the 1871 census of Ontario

Eastman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Eastman, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • George Eastman, English Convict from Bristol, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  • Thomas Eastman, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"
  • James Eastman, aged 13, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Carnatic"

Eastman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • T. Eastman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Escocesa" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eastman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eastman (post 1700)



  • Philip Dey "Phil" Eastman (1909-1986), American screenwriter, children's author, and illustrator who worked at Walt Disney Productions
  • Lee Eastman (1910-1991), born Leopold Vail Epstein, American business attorney, and art collector, father of Linda Eastman, former wife of Paul McCartney
  • Kevin Brooks Eastman (b. 1962), American comic book artist and writer, best known as the co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • John H. Eastman (1861-1938), American businessman and politician, Mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana (1910-1914)
  • Charles Alexander Eastman (1858-1939), Native American physician, writer, national lecturer, and reformer, one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Carole Eastman (1934-2004), American Academy Award nominated screenwriter
  • Herbert L. Eastman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1948, 1952; Candidate for New Hampshire State Senate 23rd District, 1948
  • Herman B. Eastman, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 16th District, 1876
  • Hiram W. Eastman, American politician, Representative from Massachusetts 5th District, 1894
  • Ira Allen Eastman (1809-1881), American Democrat politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1836-38; Speaker of the New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1837-38
  • ... (Another 59 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Eastman Historic Events


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Eastman Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Michael Christopher Eastman (b. 1951), American Captain from Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Charles Eastman (d. 1912), aged 44, English Greaser from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Eastman


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Suggested Readings for the name Eastman



  • The Eastmans from Lockport, New York by Peter M. Rinaldo.
  • The Puritan Ancestors, in America, of Georgia Ann Eastman, Mrs. William Morris Bennett by Russell White Bennett.

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Eastman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eastman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 24 February 2016 at 17:48.

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