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The history of the name Esmond begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for a person who was of grace or favorable protection. The surname Esmond originally derived from the Old English word Eastmund which referred to grace. The surname Esmond 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.

Esmond Early Origins



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

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Esmond Spelling Variations


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Esmond Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Esmond are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Esmond include: Eastman, Eastmunt, Esmund, Estman, Yeastman, Eestman, Eastmun, Eastmen, Eastmin and many more.

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Esmond Early History


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Esmond Early History



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

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Esmond Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Esmond Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Esmond In Ireland


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Esmond In Ireland



Some of the Esmond 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Esmond or a variant listed above:

Esmond Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Esmond, aged 24, landed in Virginia in 1684

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Contemporary Notables of the name Esmond (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Esmond (post 1700)



  • James Joseph Esmond (1889-1948), American Major League Baseball shortstop who played from 1911 to 1915
  • E. R. Esmond, American politician, U.S. Consul in Medellin, 1884
  • Burton D. Esmond (1870-1944), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Saratoga County, 1922-33
  • Jill Esmond (1908-1990), born Jill Esmond Moore, an English actress, first wife of Laurence Olivier
  • Henry Vernon Esmond (1869-1922), born Harry Esmond Jack, Irish-born, British actor and playwright
  • James William Esmond (1822-1890), Irish-born, Australian gold prospector and miner, one of the first people to discover gold in Australia
  • Annie Esmond (1873-1945), British film actress who appeared in 80 films
  • Carl Esmond (1902-2004), Austrian stage actor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Esmond Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Esmond 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 30 October 2015 at 10:06.

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