Eastwood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Eastwood first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived to the east of a wood, or perhaps in an eastern wood. It may also be derived from one of several possible villages named Eastwood. There is an Eastwood in Yorkshire, and there may have been one in Essex as well. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English words east (east) and wudu (wood), which continue to have the same meaning in Modern English.
Early Origins of the Eastwood family
The surname Eastwood was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from early times.
Early History of the Eastwood family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eastwood research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1279, 1339 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Eastwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eastwood Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Eastwood has appeared include Eastwood, Eastwoods, Estwoud, Estwude, Eastwude and many more.
Early Notables of the Eastwood family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Eastwood is the 6,323rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name.  However, in the United Kingdom, the name Eastwood is ranked the 896th most popular surname with an estimated 7,637 people with that name. 
Migration of the Eastwood family to Ireland
Some of the Eastwood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eastwood migration to the United States +
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Eastwood arrived in North America very early:
Eastwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Edward Eastwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1621 
- Richard Eastwood who purchased land in Virginia in 1642
- Richard Eastwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1642 
- John Eastwood, who landed in Maryland in 1667 
- Henry Eastwood, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 
Eastwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Eastwood, who landed in Virginia in 1701 
- Mary Eastwood, who landed in Virginia in 1717 
- Sarah Eastwood, who settled in South Carolina in 1774
- Sarah Eastwood, aged 16, who landed in South Carolina in 1774 
Eastwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Abraham, Daniel, David, Thomas, Walter and William Eastwood all, who settled in Pennsylvania in the mid-1800's
- Joseph Eastwood, who arrived in New York in 1841 
Eastwood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Frederik William Eastwood, who landed in Wisconsin in 1918 
Eastwood migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Eastwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Eastwood, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia 
- Joseph Eastwood, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia 
- John Eastwood, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 
- Simeon Eastwood, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 
- Henry Eastwood, aged 21, a baker, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Punjab"
Eastwood migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Eastwood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Eastwood, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
- Charles Eastwood, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
- William Eastwood, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
- Ann M. Eastwood, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
- Alfred H. Eastwood, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
- ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Contemporary Notables of the name Eastwood (post 1700) +
- Robert Fred "Bob" Eastwood (b. 1946), American professional golfer
- Alison Eastwood (b. 1972), American film director, actress, fashion model, and fashion designer, daughter of Clint Eastwood
- Dina Ruiz Eastwood (b. 1965), American reporter and TV news anchor, wife of Clint Eastwood
- Kyle Eastwood (b. 1968), American jazz musician
- Alice Eastwood (1859-1953), Canadian-born, American botanist who publishing over 310 articles
- Brigadier-General Harold Eugene Eastwood (1892-1973), American Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff South-west Pacific Area (1945-1946) 
- Clint Eastwood (b. 1930), prolific American actor and Academy Award-winning film director and film producer
- John S Eastwood, American engineer who built the world's first reinforced concrete multiple arch dam
- Philip "Phil" Eastwood (b. 1978), English former professional footballer
- Christopher Eastwood, former English Under-Secretary of State
- ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Historic Events for the Eastwood family +
- Mr. Walter C Eastwood (b. 1907), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Portsdale, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking 
- Mr. Harry Eastwood, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking 
- Mr. William Henry Eastwood, English 2nd Class Cabin Bed Steward from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking 
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The Eastwood Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Oriens sylva
Motto Translation: Rising from the wood.
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ https://www.surnamemap.eu/unitedkingdom/surnames_ranking.php?p=10
- ^ 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)
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
- ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 24) Harold Eastwood. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Eastwood/Harold_Eugene/USA.html
- ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
- ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
- ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 10) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/