Home   |   Customer Service   |   Site Map   |   Name Search   |   How To Buy

Shopping Cart
0 Items
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016

Where did the English Estabrook family come from? What is the English Estabrook family crest and coat of arms? When did the Estabrook family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Estabrook family history?

The English name Estabrook is topographic in origin; that is, it was originally derived from geographic features of the region in which the first bearer of the name lived. The Middle English "Easter," meant "east," and the name meant "someone who lived to the east of the brook."

 More

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Estabrook family name include Eastbrook, Eastbrooke, Estabrooke, Easterbrook, Estbrook, Estbrooke, Eastbroke, Estabroke, Eastabroke, Estabroke and many more.

First found in Somerset where they held a family seat. The first on record appears to be John le Eastbrook, who is mentioned in a volume called "Kirby's Quest for Somerset," as living in that county during the reign of Edward III, the Confessor (1042-66). The Saxon influence on English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066: the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries, but Saxon names survived.


 More

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Estabrook research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1254, 1296 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Estabrook History in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

More information is included under the topic Early Estabrook Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Estabrook surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Estabrook Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Joseph Estabrook, who landed in Massachusetts in 1660

Estabrook Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • W W Estabrook, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

 More

  • Brigadier-General Merrick Gay Jr. Estabrook (1886-1947), American Commanding Officer Fairfield Air Service Command (1943-1944)
  • James E. Estabrook, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts, 1854; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1876; Postmaster at Worcester, Massachusetts, 1887-91
  • J. B. Estabrook, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1928
  • Henry Estabrook, American politician, Member of University of Nebraska Board of Regents, 1894-96
  • George W. Estabrook, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1868
  • George M. Estabrook, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Hempstead, New York, 1935-40
  • Fred W. Estabrook, American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from New Hampshire, 1908-24; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1912, 1920, 1924
  • Experience Estabrook (1813-1894), American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Walworth County, 1851; U.S. Attorney for Nebraska, 1854-59
  • Charles E. Estabrook, American Republican politician, Wisconsin State Attorney General, 1887-91
  • Carl Estabrook, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 15th District, 2002

 More

 More

Most Popular Family Crest Products
 
Estabrook Armorial History With Coat of ArmsEstabrook Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Estabrook Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageEstabrook Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Estabrook Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesEstabrook Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Estabrook Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainEstabrook Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Estabrook Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugEstabrook Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Estabrook Armorial History with FrameEstabrook Armorial History with Frame
Estabrook Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsEstabrook Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms

 More

 More

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  11. ...

The Estabrook Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Estabrook 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 10:11.

Sign Up


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more