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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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Where is the Easton family from?

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 the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 403 Easton families living in Ontario. This was about 72% of all the recorded Easton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Easton families in 1911.
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What did your Easton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Easton. 41% of Easton men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Easton women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Easton were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
  • Farmer
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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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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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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