Estee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Estee family

The surname Estee was first found in Kent at Eastry, a civil parish and ancient Saxon village that dates back to at least the 9th century when it was listed as Eastorege. By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name had evolved to Estrei [1] and literally meant "eastern district or region," from the Old English words "easter" + "ge." [2] According to legend, the royal palace of the Saxon kings of Kent stood here. Another legend claim that King Ecgberht of Kent (died c. 673) had his cousins Aethelred and Aethelberht killed within the palace walls. And another story claims Thomas Becket hid in Eastry's caves during his escape in 1164.

Important Dates for the Estee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Estee research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1106, 1432, 1455, 1487, 1634, 1692, 1640, 1692 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Estee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Estee Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Estee has been recorded under many different variations, including Eastday, Eastdye, Eastdai, Estday, Estdye and others.

Early Notables of the Estee family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Mary Towne Eastey (also spelled Esty, Easty, Estey, or Estye) (1634-1692), born Mary Towne in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, she and her family...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Estee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Estee family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Estee or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Estee (post 1700)

  • Morris M. Estee (b. 1833), American Republican politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1863, 1873-75; Presidential Elector for California, 1876; Delegate to California State Constitutional Convention, 1879 [3]
  • Free Estee, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1888 [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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