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EASTER family from LONDON

Journal by marbra

Through joining find my past and being told about free bmd I have now been able to track this family back to 1700's.

I have found out possible meanings and origins of Easter.

I was doing this for my sister in law and her sons and they are now very happy to have found out about their ancestry.

Like a lot of surnames there are several possibilities and probabilities of origin.
Three for this surname are ; a topographic name for someone living east of a main settlement.
Or a habitational name from a group of villiages in Essex which got their name from the Old English "eowestre" = sheepfold
Or a nickname for someone who had some connection to the festival of Easter.From the Old English "Eastre" name given to a pagan festival.
Earliest recordings of the Surname Easter were in the 16th century.

Surnames: EASTER
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by marbra Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2009-10-21 23:50:25

marbra , from Brisbane,Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2009. is researching the following names: BRADSHAW, SAUNDERS, HOLLINGS and 33 other(s).

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by allycat on 2009-10-22 04:12:18

Dennis Alfred EASTER born 23 October 1927 died 1988 New Zealand (reg.no.1988/39393).

SOURCE: Birth, Death & Marriage - Historical Records of New Zealand

by marbra on 2009-10-22 18:47:45

Thank you allycat.I did have that information.I have now entered it.

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