Eslick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Eslick family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Huntingdon. The name is also derived from the ancient baptismal name Ansell. That name is derived from the Germanic elements ans, meaning god, and helm, meaning protection or helmet. It derived some popularity from the fact that it was borne by a number of famous medieval churchmen. Notably, St. Anselm (c.1033-1109), the Benedictine monk was known as "the father of Scholasticism."

Early Origins of the Eslick family

The surname Eslick was first found in Nottinghamshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Eslick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eslick research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1273, 1399, 1551, 1557, 1725, 1782 and 1390 are included under the topic Early Eslick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eslick Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Eslick family name include Aslin, Aslen, Aslan, Asslin, Aslein, Ascelin, Asselin, Asselyn, Astlen, Aslyn, Asling and many more.

Early Notables of the Eslick family (pre 1700)

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Eslick Ranking

In the United States, the name Eslick is the 14,342nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Eslick migration to the United States +

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Eslick family to immigrate North America:

Eslick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. Mary Ann Eslick, (b. 1874), aged 30, American returning from Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Cedric" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 4th November 1904 en route to Butte, Montana, USA [2]

Australia Eslick migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Eslick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Eslick, (b. 1819), aged 22, Cornish labourer travelling aboard the ship "Glenswilly" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 11th March 1841 [3]
  • Mrs. Amelia Eslick, (b. 1815), aged 26, Cornish dressmaker travelling aboard the ship "Glenswilly" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 11th March 1841 [3]
  • Mr. John Eslick, (b. 1818), aged 22, Cornish labourer, from Kenwyn, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Glenswilly" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 11th March 1841 [4]
  • Mrs. Amelia Eslick, (b. 1814), aged 26, Cornish dressmaker travelling aboard the ship "Glenswilly" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 11th March 1841 [4]
  • Miss Sarah Eslick, (b. 1844), aged 21, Cornish housemaid, from Baldel, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Wallasea" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 27th September 1865 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Eslick 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:

Eslick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Eslick, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Mr. Joseph Eslick, (b. 1859), aged 24, Cornish farm labourer departing on 23rd September 1883 aboard the ship "Ionic No. 2" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 16th November 1883 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eslick (post 1700) +

  • Willa Blake Eslick (1878-1961), American Democratic Party politician, U.S. Representative from Tennessee 7th District, 1932-33 [7]
  • Edward Everett Eslick (1872-1932), American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1916; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 7th District, 1925-32 [7]
  • Donald Eslick, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1996 [7]
  • Edward Everett Eslick (1872-1932), American politician
  • Willa McCord Blake Eslick (1878-1961), American politician, U.S. Representative from Tennessee


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_ellis_island_1892_on.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_bounty_nsw.pdf
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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