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Easton Family History

Easton Name Meaning
Scottish and English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called. Most are from Old English east ‘east’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; examples in Devon and the Isle of Wight get their names from the Old English phrase beeastan tune ‘(place) to the east of the settlement’. Another in Devon gets its first element from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Ælfric (composed of the elements ælf ‘elf’ + ric ‘power’) or A{dh}elric (composed of the elements a{dh}el ‘noble’ + ric ‘power’). One in Essex is from Old English eg ‘island’ + stan(as) ‘stone(s)’. Finally Easton Neston in Northamptonshire gets its name from Old English Eadstanestun ‘settlement of Eadstan’, a personal name composed of the elements ead ‘prosperity’, ‘riches’ + stan ‘stone’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Easton Families

  • Number of Easton families
     104 - 205
     35 - 103
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Easton families
     280 - 558
     94 - 279
     1 - 93
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Easton families
     224 - 446
     75 - 223
     1 - 74
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Easton Family Origin

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Easton Immigration Information

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Easton Family Occupations

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