in parishes by the name of Easton in Suffolk
Early Origins of the Estowne family
The surname Estowne was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from very early times. The name was derived from the practice of the naming of the east "ton" or part of the village. It first appeared in the Domesday Book
in the year 1086 A.D.
Early History of the Estowne family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Estowne research.Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1273, 1200, 1593, 1675, 1634, 1624, 1705, 1690, 1695, 1667, 1721, 1570, 1620, 1611, 1614, 1602 and 1612 are included under the topic Early Estowne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Estowne Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Estowne occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Easton, Eastone, Eastown, Eastton, Eastoun, Eastowne, Easttone and many more.
Early Notables of the Estowne family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Nicholas Easton (c.
1593-1675), English settler to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634, an early colonial President and Governor of Rhode Island; John Easton (1624-1705), 15th Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (1690-1695); Charles Eyston (1667-1721), an... Another 108 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Estowne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Estowne family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Estowne, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Nicholas Easton who purchased land in New England
in 1620; and William Easton who landed in Virginia in 1663; Mrs. Easton settled in Massachusetts in 1633.