name Estlea comes from when the family resided in Warwickshire
, where they founded the town of Astley.
The name is local; a transliteration of the name is east leigh,
or east wood.
Early Origins of the Estlea family
The surname Estlea was first found in Warwickshire
at Astley, a village and parish within the North Warwickshire
district. There are other locals through Britain, but this seems to be local
from which the family are descended. The name can be "traced to Philip de Estlega in the 12th of Henry II, and in the female line from the Constables of Melton-Constable, which estate came into the family be the second marriage of Thomas Lord Astley with Edith, third sister and coheir of Geoffrey de Donstable, in the time of Henry II." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Astley Castle, the original seat, descended by an heiress to the Greys of Ruthin.
Early History of the Estlea family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Estlea research.Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1654, 1688, 1659, 1641 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Estlea History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Estlea 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. Estlea has been recorded under many different variations, including Astley, Astlee, Astlie, Astly and others.
Early Notables of the Estlea family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Thomas Astley, Lord Astley; Isaac Astley, 2nd Baron
Astley of Reading; Jacob Astley, 3rd Baron
Astley of Reading (c.1654-1688)... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Estlea Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Estlea family to the New World and Oceana
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 Estlea or a variant listed above: Charles Astley who settled in New England
in 1684; Henry Astley settled in Philadelphia in 1781; Christopher Astley settled in Newcastle, Del. in 1852..
The Estlea Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Justitiae tenax
Motto Translation: Justice preserves.