Estwoold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Estwoold comes from the family having resided 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 Estwoold family
The surname Estwoold was first found in Cambridgeshire where Adam de Estwde is first recorded in 1221.  A few years later, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 would provide clues to the widespread use of the name at that time: Jacob de Estwode, Suffolk; Walter de Estwode, Bedfordshire; and John de Estwode, Kent. Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included entries for: Rogerus de Estwode; Johannes de Estwode; and Johannes de Estwode, et Sibota uxor ejus. 
Further north in Scotland, the name is derived from "the old barony of the same name in Renfrewshire. Gilisius (Giles) de Estwode, a vassal of the Stewards, witnessed a charter by James the Steward of Scotland in 1294. In 1296, Giles or Gyles del Estwode of the county of Lanark rendered homage for his lands [to King Edward I of England]. The seal attached to his homage bears an acorn and leaves and S' Giliscie de Heesthwit. About 1313, de Estwod witnessed the grant by the High Steward of the church of Largyss to the monks of Paisley." 
Early History of the Estwoold family
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Estwoold Spelling Variations
Estwoold has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Eastwood, Eastwoods, Estwoud, Estwude, Eastwude and many more.
Early Notables of the Estwoold family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Johathan Eastwood (1824-1864), topographer, was born in 1824. He studied at St. John's College, Cambridge, where, after obtaining both classical and mathematical honours, he took the two degrees in arts in 1846 and 1849 respectively. He entered holy orders in 1847, and was appointed curate of Ecclesfield, Yorkshire. He devoted his leisure to the study of local history and antiquity...
Migration of the Estwoold family to Ireland
Some of the Estwoold family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Estwoold family
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Estwoolds to arrive on North American shores: 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 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.