Eustace History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

When the Anglo- Normans began to settle in Ireland, they initially ignored the established Gaelic system for developing of patronymic names, and relied on their own traditional naming practices. Eventually, however, the two differing customs drew upon one another to some degree. The Anglo- Normans, unlike their Gaelic neighbors, frequently used nickname surnames. These Anglo-Norman nicknames were frequently of two types: "oath names" and "imperative names." Oath names often carried blessings or were formed from habitual expressions. Imperative names, formed from a verb added to a noun or an adverb, metaphorically described the bearer's occupations. The nick name surname Eustace is derived from a nickname for a Iustas, indicating a fruitful person. This perhaps refers to someone with many offspring, or with extraordinary agricultural or material wealth. The Latin form Eustachius was originally derived from a Greek word which means fruitful.

Early Origins of the Eustace family

The surname Eustace was first found in Kildare (Irish:Cill Dara), ancient homeland of the Kildare based Uí Dúnlainge (Kings of Leinster), located in the Province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Eustace (died 1215) was Bishop of Ely, ecclesiastic and statesman. "He secured the confidence of Henry I and of Richard I. He became vice-chancellor and keeper of the royal seal, and ultimately chancellor." [1]

Important Dates for the Eustace family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eustace research. Another 214 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1014, 1454, 1585, 1480, 1549, 1505, 1578, 1580, 1590, 1665, 1693, 1581, 1665 and 1496 are included under the topic Early Eustace History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eustace Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Eustace, Eustice, Eustes, Eustach, Eustis and others.

Early Notables of the Eustace family (pre 1700)

Prominent amongst the family at this time was Thomas Eustace (c. 1480-1549), 1st Viscount Baltinglass; his son Rowland Eustace (1505-1578), 2nd Viscount Baltinglass; James Eustace 3rd Viscount Baltinglass who defeated Lord Gray in 1580; Sir Maurice Eustace (c.1590-1665), an Irish politician and judge; Sir Maurice Eustace, 1st Baronet (died 1693) of Castle Martin, County Kildare; Maurice Eustace (d. 1581), an Irish...
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Eustace migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eustace Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Eustace who settled in New England in 1724
  • Mary Eustace, who settled in America in 1724
Eustace Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joshua Eustace, who arrived in New York in 1842 [2]
  • Edward, Mary, Patrick, Robert and Thomas Eustace who, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865

Eustace migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eustace Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Eustace, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • John Eustace, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Eustace, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1752
Eustace Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Edward Eustace, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1832
  • Roland Eustace, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1840
  • Roland Eustace, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
  • Mr. James Eustace who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Margaret" departing 29th May 1847 from New Ross, Ireland; the ship arrived on 2nd July 1847 but he died on board [3]

Eustace migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Eustace Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Richard Eustace, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846 [4]
  • Mary Eustace, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [5]
  • Mr. Henry Eustace, (b. 1829), aged 25, Cornish carpenter departing from Plymouth in May1854 aboard the ship "Geelong" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 11th August 1854 [6]
  • Mrs. Anna Eustace, (b. 1830), aged 24, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth in May1854 aboard the ship "Geelong" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 11th August 1854 [6]
  • Mr. Peter Eustace, (b. 1836), aged 22, Cornish blacksmith departing from Plymouth on 25th February 1858 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 14th May 1858 [6]
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Eustace migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Eustace Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Richard Eustace, (b. 1806), aged 41, Irish settler born in Kildare arriving as Detachment of the Royal New Zealand Fencibles travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [7]
  • Mrs. Esther Eustace Née O'Reilly, (b. 1828), aged 19, Irish settler born in Waterford travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [7]
  • Miss Mary Eustace, (b. 1847), aged Infant, Irish settler born in Carlow travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eustace (post 1700)

  • Paul Eustace, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980 [8]
  • John V. Eustace, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1864 [8]
  • Alexander C. Eustace, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1892 [8]
  • John Chetwode Eustace (1762-1815), Anglo-Irish Catholic priest and antiquary who spent most of his life in Italy
  • Arthur Richard Paton Eustace QSO (1926-2018), New Zealand bronze medalist sprinter, athletics coach, and national and International track and field administrator
  • Jean Skey Eustace, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [9]
  • Peter Eustace (b. 1944), English retired football player and manager
  • Stuart Malcolm Eustace (b. 1979), English cricketer
  • Mary Jo Eustace (b. 1962), Canadian actress, singer and sous-chef
  • Cristina Eustace (b. 1979), stage name of Cristina Yasmin Rascón Meléndez, Mexican singer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Eustace family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Sidney Eustace, British Leading Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [10]

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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 74)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BRUCE 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846LadyBruce.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABOUKIR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Aboukir.htm
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 4) Jean Eustace. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  10. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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