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in parishes by the name of Easton in Suffolk, Wiltshire, Essex, Somerset and Leicester.

Easton Early Origins



The surname Easton was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times. The name was derived from the practice of the naming of the east "ton" or part of the village. It first appeared in the Domesday Book in Norfolk and Lincolnshire in the year 1086 A.D.

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Easton Spelling Variations


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Easton Spelling Variations



The name, Easton, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Easton, Eastone, Eastown, Eastton, Eastoun, Eastowne, Easttone and many more.

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Easton Early History


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Easton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Easton research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1273, 1200, 1593, 1675, 1634, 1624, 1705, 1690, 1695, 1667, 1721, 1570, 1620, 1611, 1614, 1602 and 1612 are included under the topic Early Easton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Easton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Easton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Nicholas Easton ( c. 1593-1675), English settler to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634, an early colonial President and Governor of Rhode Island; John Easton (1624-1705), 15th Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (1690-1695); Charles Eyston (1667-1721), an...

Another 108 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Easton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Easton surname who came to North America were:

Easton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Easton who purchased land in New England in 1620
  • Nicholas Easton settled in Newport Rhode Island in 1630
  • Mrs. Easton settled in Massachusetts in 1633
  • Nicholas Easton, who arrived in America in 1633
  • Joseph Easton, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Easton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Easton, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • John Easton settled in Maryland in 1719
  • Coln Easton, who landed in New York in 1797

Easton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Easton, who landed in New York in 1822
  • William Easton settled in New Orleans in 1823
  • Ephraim Easton, who landed in New York in 1833
  • Frederick Easton, who arrived in New York in 1844
  • Grace Easton, who landed in New York, NY in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Easton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mary Easton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Robert Easton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Benjamin Easton 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

Easton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Easton, who arrived in Canada in 1831

Easton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Easton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Eliza.htm
  • Caroline Easton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Eliza.htm
  • H. Easton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Senator" in 1849
  • Alexander Easton, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"

Easton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John R. Easton, aged 24, a painter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Elizabeth R. Easton, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • William George Easton, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • David Easton, aged 44, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Jane Easton, aged 30, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Easton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Easton (post 1700)



  • Amos Easton (1905-1968), American blues musician better known as Bumble Bee Slim
  • Roger L Easton (b. 1921), American scientist, principal inventor and designer of the Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Brian Easton (b. 1943), New Zealand economist
  • Robert Easton (1898-1987), British bass singer and teacher
  • Lieutenant Jack Maynard Cholmondeley Easton GC (1906-1994), British officer awarded the George Cross for his gallantry in defusing a bomb which had fallen on Hoxton, in the East End of London, during the Blitz on the 17th of October 1940
  • David Easton (b. 1917), Canadian political scientist
  • Sheena Easton (b. 1959), Scottish recording artist

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Easton Historic Events


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Easton Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. George Eric Easton (b. 1920), English Supply Assistant from Plymouth, England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Citations


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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 Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Eliza.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Easton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Easton 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.

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