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.
Early Origins of the Esmond family
Suffolk, England, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Esmond family
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Esmond Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Esmond family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Esmond family to Ireland
Some of the Esmond family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Esmond family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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
Contemporary Notables of the name Esmond (post 1700)
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