Easton Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Elston, Aston, Beaston, Caston, Elson, Eaton, Alton, Baston, Haston

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Easton Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Easton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Easton Family Origin

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Easton Family Occupations

What did your Easton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Easton. The most common Easton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Easton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Easton family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Easton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 148,000 census records available for the last name Easton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Easton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Easton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Easton. For the veterans among your Easton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Easton Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Easton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Easton in 1940 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

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