in parishes by the name of Easton in Suffolk
Early Origins of the Eyston family
The surname Eyston was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from very early times. The name was derived from the practice of the naming of the east "ton" or part of the village. It first appeared in the Domesday Book
in the year 1086 A.D.
Early History of the Eyston family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eyston research.Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1273, 1200, 1593, 1675, 1634, 1624, 1705, 1690, 1695, 1667, 1721, 1570, 1620, 1611, 1614, 1602 and 1612 are included under the topic Early Eyston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eyston Spelling Variations
Although the name, Eyston, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Easton, Eastone, Eastown, Eastton, Eastoun, Eastowne, Easttone and many more.
Early Notables of the Eyston family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Nicholas Easton (c.
1593-1675), English settler to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634, an early colonial President and Governor of Rhode Island; John Easton (1624-1705), 15th Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (1690-1695); Charles Eyston (1667-1721), an English antiquary; and Peter Easton (c.
1570-1620?) a pirate in the early 17th century who operated along the Newfoundland coastline between Harbour Grace and Ferryland from 1611 to 1614... Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eyston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Eyston family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Eyston family name Eyston, or who bore a variation of the surname were Nicholas Easton who purchased land in New England
in 1620; and William Easton who landed in Virginia in 1663; Mrs. Easton settled in Massachusetts in 1633.
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