Early Origins of the Easty family
The surname Easty was first found in Kent
at Eastry, a civil parish and ancient Saxon village that dates back to at least the 9th century when it was listed as Eastorege. By the time of the Domesday Book
of 1086, the place name had evolved to Estrei CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "eastern district or region," from the Old English words "easter" + "ge." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
According to legend, the royal palace of the Saxon kings of Kent
stood here. Another legend claim that King Ecgberht of Kent
(died c. 673) had his cousins Aethelred and Aethelberht killed within the palace walls. And another story claims Thomas Becket hid in Eastry's caves during his escape in 1164.
Early History of the Easty family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Easty research.Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1106, 1432, 1455, 1487, 1634, 1692, 1640, 1692 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Easty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Easty Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Easty has been recorded under many different variations, including Eastday, Eastdye, Eastdai, Estday, Estdye and others.
Early Notables of the Easty family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Mary Towne Eastey (also spelled Esty, Easty, Estey, or Estye) (1634-1692), born Mary Towne in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
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Migration of the Easty family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Easty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Richard Easty, aged 32, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874
- Caroline Easty, aged 30, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874
- Ellen Easty, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874