in parishes by the name of Easton in Suffolk
Early Origins of the Eastown family
The surname Eastown 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 the year 1086 A.D.
Early History of the Eastown family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eastown 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 Eastown History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eastown Spelling Variations
The name, Eastown, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Easton, Eastone, Eastown, Eastton, Eastoun, Eastowne, Easttone and many more.
Early Notables of the Eastown family (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 Eastown Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Eastown family to the New World and Oceana
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 Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Eastown surname who came to North America were: Nicholas Easton who purchased land in New England
in 1620; and William Easton who landed in Virginia in 1663; Mrs. Easton settled in Massachusetts in 1633.