The Estwold name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived to the east of a wood,
or perhaps in an eastern wood.
It may also be derived from one of several possible villages named Eastwood. There is an Eastwood in Yorkshire
, and there may have been one in Essex
as well. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English words east
(east) and wudu
(wood), which continue to have the same meaning in Modern English.
Early Origins of the Estwold family
The surname Estwold was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Estwold family
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Estwold Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Estwold has undergone many spelling variations
, including Eastwood, Eastwoods, Estwoud, Estwude, Eastwude and many more.
Early Notables of the Estwold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Estwold family to Ireland
Some of the Estwold family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Estwold family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Estwold were among those contributors: Richard Eastwood who purchased land in Virginia in 1642; Sarah Eastwood settled in South Carolina in 1774; Abraham, Daniel, David, Thomas, Walter and William Eastwood all settled in Pennsylvania in the mid-1800's..
The Estwold 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: Oriens sylva
Motto Translation: Rising from the wood.