Easter Family History
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Easter Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone living to the east of a main settlement, from Middle English easter ‘eastern’, Old English easterra, in form a comparative of east ‘east’ (see East). English: habitational name from a group of villages in Essex, named from Old English eowestre ‘sheepfold’. English: nickname for someone who had some connection with the festival of Easter, such as being born or baptized at that time (Old English eastre, perhaps from the name of a pagan festival connected with the dawn). Translation of the German family name Oster.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press