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Eyster is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the area of the town or village that was in the east. The surname originated in the southern counties of Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Essex.

Eyster Early Origins



The surname Eyster was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from very early times in the town of Colchester.

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Eyster Spelling Variations


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Eyster Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Eyster family name include East, Easte, Est, Eyst, Eyste and others.

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Eyster Early History


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Eyster Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eyster research. Another 383 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1297, 1200, 1300, 1675, 1776, 1540, 1608, 1602 and 1696 are included under the topic Early Eyster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eyster Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eyster Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir William East; Thomas East (also spelt Est, Este, and Easte) (1540?-1608?), an English printer specializing in music printing...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eyster 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Eyster surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Eyster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Philip Eyster, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751

Eyster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Geo. S. Eyster, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Lucy Eyster, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1895

Eyster Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John B. Eyster, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Roy W. Eyster, aged 42, who emigrated to Chicago, Ill., in 1923
  • Robert W. Eyster, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eyster (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eyster (post 1700)



  • John C. Eyster, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Alabama, 1896
  • William D. Eyster, American politician, Postmaster at Fairmont, Virginia, 1850-53
  • Jay A. Eyster, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Jefferson County, 1934; Chair of Jefferson County Republican Party, 1940-41, 1945-52
  • James Parry Eyster, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 2000
  • Jacob Eyster, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate, 1819-24 (11th District 1819-22, 14th District 1822-24)
  • Howard E. Eyster, American politician, Mayor of York, Pennsylvania, 1953-55
  • George W. Eyster, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 16th District, 1961
  • Donald M. Eyster, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 16th District, 1952
  • Christian S. Eyster, American politician, Justice of Colorado Territorial Supreme Court, 1866-71
  • Brigadier-General George Senseny Eyster (1895-1951), American Deputy Chief of Informantion, Department of the Army (1948-1950)
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: J'avance
Motto Translation: I advance.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    11. ...

    The Eyster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eyster 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 11:15.

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