Eastmond History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Eastmond is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a person who was of grace or favorable protection. The surname Eastmond originally derived from the Old English word Eastmund which referred to grace. The surname Eastmond 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.

Early Origins of the Eastmond family

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

Important Dates for the Eastmond family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eastmond research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1285 are included under the topic Early Eastmond History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eastmond Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Eastmond has undergone many spelling variations, including Eastman, Eastmunt, Esmund, Estman, Yeastman, Eestman, Eastmun, Eastmen, Eastmin and many more.

Early Notables of the Eastmond family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Eastmond family to Ireland

Some of the Eastmond family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eastmond migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Eastmond were among those contributors:

Eastmond Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Eastmond, who landed in New York in 1795 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eastmond (post 1700)

  • Richard T. Eastmond, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 9 aerial victories
  • Kyle Eastmond (b. 1989), English professional rugby union and former rugby league player, cousin of Craig Eastmond
  • Craig Leon Eastmond (b. 1990), English semi-professional footballer

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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