EASTER family from LONDON
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.