Eastland Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Origins of Eastland:
The Eastland surname acquires from any of many places so named in Old English.

More common variations are: Eaastland, Estland, Eastlund, Esteland, Eastlend, Oastland, Aastland, Eastlond, Estlund, Ostland.

The surname Eastland first appeared in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Estate.  The Saxon rule of English history declined after the Battle of Hastings in 1066.  The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries, and the Norman atmosphere prevailed.  But Saxon surnames remained and the family name first introduced in the year 1198 when Simon de Estlande held estates in that division.  The origin of surnames during this period became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation.  It came to be known as Poll Tax in England.  Surnames all over the country began to develop, with unique and shocking spelling varieties of the original one.

United States of America:
Individuals with the surname Eastland landed in the United States in  the 17th century.    Some of the people with the name Eastland who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included John Eastland, who settled in Virginia in 1664.  John Eastland, who arrived in Virginia in 1664.

People with the surname Eastland settled in Canada in 18th    Some of the people with the surname Eastland who came to Canada in the 18th century included Charles Eastland, Edward Eastland, and George Eastland, who were all on record in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871.

Some of the individuals with the surname Eastland who landed in Australia in the 19th century included Edwin Eastland at the age of 21, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship “Fitzjarnes”.  Emma Eastland at the age of 17, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship “Fitzjarnes”.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) Az. a bend or, cotised ar. betw. six horse-shoes of the second. Crest—An arm in armour embowed ppr. holding a fleur-de-lis or.
2) Az. a bend or, cotised ar. betw. six wicker baskets of the second.

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