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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 Eustis 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.

Eustis Early Origins



The surname Eustis 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.

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Eustis Spelling Variations


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Eustis Spelling Variations



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

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Eustis Early History


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Eustis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eustis 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 Eustis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eustis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eustis Early Notables (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 Eustis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eustis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Eustis settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Jam Eustis, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • William Eustis, who landed in Massachusetts in 1674

Eustis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Eustis, who landed in Virginia in 1702

Eustis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Eustis, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • Tobias Eustis, who arrived in New York in 1846
  • L Eustis, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eustis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eustis (post 1700)



  • William Henry Eustis (1845-1928), American Republican politician, Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1893-95; Candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1898; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1908
  • William F. Eustis, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1906; Prohibition Candidate for Mayor of Portland, Maine, 1909
  • William Eustis (1753-1825), American Democrat politician, U.S. Secretary of War, 1809-13; U.S. Minister to Netherlands, 1814-18; Governor of Massachusetts, 1823-25
  • Warren Eustis, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1964
  • Laurance Eustis Jr., American Democrat politician, Member of Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1950
  • James Biddle Eustis (1834-1899), American Democrat politician, Member of Louisiana State Senate, 1874; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1876-79, 1885-91; U.S. Ambassador to France, 1893-97
  • George Eustis Jr. (1828-1872), American politician, Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1855-59

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Eustis Historic Events


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Eustis Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Miss Elizabeth Mussey Eustis, aged 54, American First Class passenger from Brookline, Massachusetts who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 4

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Motto


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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?.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    2. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    5. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    8. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
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    The Eustis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eustis Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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