Early Origins of the Elstan family
The surname Elstan was first found in Lancashire
where in the year 1246 when Roger de Alleston held estates in that county, close to Ribchester, of one the most important Roman forts in the north of England
. Later a family seat
was established at Dennington in Suffolk
. " The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £36. 3. 4., and in the gift of the family of Alston." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Elstan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elstan research.Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1194, 1275, 1455, 1487, 1643, 1660, 1886, 1700, 1595, 1669, 1609, 1678, 1654, 1697, 1676, 1714, 1698, 1701, 1678, 1769, 1682, 1688, 1640, 1689, 1665, 1716, 1691, 1718, 1692, 1750 and 1809 are included under the topic Early Elstan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Elstan Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Elstan have been found, including Alston, Allaston, Alleston, Allston, Elston and many more.
Early Notables of the Elstan family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Edward Alston (1595-1669), President of the College of Physicians; and Sir Thomas Alston, 1st Baronet
of Odell in the County of Bedford(c. 1609–1678); and his son, Sir Rowland Alston, 2nd Baronet (c.
1654–1697); and his son, Sir Thomas Alston, 3rd Baronet
(c.1676-1714), an English... Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Elstan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Elstan family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Elstan, or a variant listed above: Alice Alston who settled in Quebec in 1870; Ann Alston who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1629; David Alston who arrived in New York City in 1806.
The Elstan 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 Translation: Immoveable.