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Easton Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places in England called Easton ‘the eastern village estate or manor’ (Berkshire Cumberland East Yorkshire Hampshire Huntingdonshire Leicestershire Lincolnshire Norfolk Suffolk Somerset Wiltshire) as well as from Easton (Peeblesshire) or Easton near Bathgate (West Lothian) in Scotland. The name may also arise from any of the places called Easton which have different etymologies in Devon Essex and Northamptonshire. Easton in Devon gets its first element from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Ælfrīc (Old English ælf ‘elf’ + rīc ‘power’) or Athelrīc (Old English athel ‘noble’ + rīc ‘power’). Easton Neston in Northamptonshire arises from Old English Ēadstānestūn ‘settlement of Ēadstān’ a personal name composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity riches’ + stān ‘stone’. Great and Little Easton in Essex are from the Old English personal name Æga + stān(as) ‘stone(s)’. English and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English (bi) este(n) tune (Old English be ēastan tūne) denoting someone who lived at the east end of a village or from Middle English atte(n) este(n) tune ‘at (the place to) the east of the village’ a type of formation particular to Sussex. Compare Weston Sutton and Outen . English: from the Middle English personal name Estan (Old English Ēadstān from ēad ‘prosperity’ + stān ‘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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You can see how Easton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Easton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Easton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 74 Easton families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Easton's in USA. New York had the highest population of Easton families in 1840.
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What did your Easton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Easton. 16% of Easton men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Easton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Easton were Clerk and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
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What is the average Easton lifespan?

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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