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The name Eshleman has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was of grace or favorable protection. The surname Eshleman originally derived from the Old English word Eastmund which referred to grace. The surname Eshleman belongs to a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. Nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. Often nicknames described strong traits or attributes that people wished to emulate in a specific animal.

Eshleman Early Origins



The surname Eshleman was first found in Suffolk, England, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Eshleman Spelling Variations


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Eshleman Spelling Variations



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 Eshleman have been found, including Eastman, Eastmunt, Esmund, Estman, Yeastman, Eestman, Eastmun, Eastmen, Eastmin and many more.

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Eshleman Early History


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Eshleman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eshleman research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1285 are included under the topic Early Eshleman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eshleman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eshleman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Eshleman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eshleman In Ireland


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Eshleman In Ireland



Some of the Eshleman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Eshleman, or a variant listed above: Roger Eastman, who settled in Massachusetts in 1636; Mary Eastman, who immigrated to Maryland in 1671; James Eastman, who arrived in Barbados in 1679.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eshleman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eshleman (post 1700)



  • John M. Eshleman (1876-1916), American Republican politician, Member of California State Assembly 52nd District; Elected 1906; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1915-16
  • Elizabeth Ledgett Eshleman (d. 1961), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1924
  • Edwin Duing Eshleman (1920-1985), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1954-66; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 16th District, 1967-77
  • Dudley Eshleman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington at-large, 1906

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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Eshleman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eshleman 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 September 2016 at 19:33.

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