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Esterly Early Origins



The surname Esterly was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1494 where the surname held a family seat at East Newton.

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Esterly Spelling Variations


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Esterly Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Esterly have been found, including Esterly, Esterleigh, Esterley, Easterly, Easterley, Esterlys, Esterllis, Esterlis, Asterley, Estely, Esteley, Astely, Asterleigh, Easterleigh, Asterlie, Aysterly and many more.

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Esterly Early History


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Esterly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Esterly research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, 1600 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Esterly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Esterly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Esterly Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Esterly, or a variant listed above: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Esterly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Esterly (post 1700)



  • Henry Minor Esterly (b. 1873), American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Oregon, 1914
  • Charles Joseph Esterly (1888-1940), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920; Member of Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, 1923-24
  • Charles Joseph Esterly, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Esterly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Esterly 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.

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