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 Eustice 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 Eustice family
The surname Eustice 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.
Early History of the Eustice family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eustice research.Another 427 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1014, 1454, 1585, 1480, 1549, 1st , 1505, 1578, 1580, 1590, 1665, 1st , 1693, 1581 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Eustice History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eustice Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Eustace, Eustice, Eustes, Eustach, Eustis and others.
Early Notables of the Eustice 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... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eustice Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Eustice family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Eustice Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Eliza Eustice, who landed in Virginia in 1703 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Eustice Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Eustice (aged 19), a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
- William Henry Eustice, aged 21, a copper miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"
- James Eustice, aged 23, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"
Eustice Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. John Eustice, (b. 1842), aged 36, Cornish farm labourer departing on 29th August 1878 aboard the ship "Waitara" going to Bluff or Otago, New Zealand arriving in port on 3rd December 1878 CITATION[CLOSE]
Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
Contemporary Notables of the name Eustice (post 1700)
- William H. Eustice, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plymouth, 1918; First selectman of Plymouth, Connecticut, 1921-27, 1947 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Mark Eustice (b. 1963), former Australian rules footballer
- Kenneth James Eustice, former Australian rules footballer
- Charles George Eustice (b. 1971), British Conservative Party politician
- Ernest "Ernie" Jenkin Eustice (1904-1958), South African boxer who competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics
The Eustice 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: Cur me persequeris?
Motto Translation: Why persecutest thou me?.