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The saga of the Heaston family name begins among the people of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The Heaston name is derived from Aythe where Aythe filius Thome received a charter of the lands of Fornochtis in Strathearn from Robert the Steward (later known as Robert II) around 1360. The next of the line was called Johem ayson iuuene. It can be seen how the surname Ayson is a derivative from "Aythe's son." The spelling and pronunciation changed over time, until it reached the modern form of Heaston and its variants.

Heaston Early Origins



The surname Heaston was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where it was of the most ancient surnames in the region. They were connected with the Toschachs of Glentilt.

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Heaston Spelling Variations


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Heaston Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Heaston has appeared Eason, Easson, Esson, Asson, Assone, Aysoune, Aison and many more.

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Heaston Early History


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Heaston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heaston research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1392, 1504, and 1681 are included under the topic Early Heaston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heaston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heaston Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heaston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heaston In Ireland


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Heaston In Ireland



Some of the Heaston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Heaston: Edward Eason who settled in Virginia in 1610, ten years before the "Mayflower"; William Eason settled in Maine in 1763; followed by John in 1770; Alexander Easson settled in New York State in 1820..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heaston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heaston (post 1700)



  • Mia Heaston (b. 1981), American beauty pageant winner, Miss Illinois USA 2007
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Heaston Thompson (b. 1977), American football player, the first woman ever to score in a college football game
  • Kristin Heaston (b. 1975), American shot putter at the 2008 Olympic Games
  • Curtis Heaston, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Heaston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heaston 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 2 November 2015 at 09:23.

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