Shropshire, on the Welsh border. Alternatively, the name is Old English in origin, deriving from the word "esthop," meaning "dweller in the eastern valley." CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early Origins of the Esthop family
Suffolk, where William del Estope was living in 1185. In this instance, the name was likely derived from the Old English word "esthop." A later bearer was John de Esthop, who was listed in the Rotuli Hundredorum of Shropshire in 1275. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) It is likely that in this case, the name was derived from the name of the village of Easthope in Shropshire.
Early History of the Esthop family
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Esthop Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Esthop family name include Easthop, Esthop, Estep, Estop, Estap, Estope, Esthope and many more.
Early Notables of the Esthop family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Esthop family to the New World and Oceana
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 Esthop surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Esthop Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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