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Eastman Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Eastman Easman
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This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the Eastman surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.



"Although there have been a few outstanding exceptions, the Eastman Family has not been a wealthy one from the standpoint of worldly goods. The name is not found in Burke's "English Peerage" although the crest is in "Fairbanks Crests." Neither is the name listed in in New York's 400 and copies of the social registrars of twelve large cities list by four Eastmans in 1950. However, there have been more than a score of the name in "Who's Who in America," a remarkable showing for so small a family.
"The pioneer Eastmans were farmers to a considerable extent with a few carpenters, tanners, machinists and bootmakers. Also a liberal sprinkling of doctors, ministers, and lawyers during the period from 1750 to 1850. Some of the early farmers had large holdings, many of which were divided and handed down to new generations. Others, full of the pioneer spirit which was so evidently a characteristic of the early Eastmans, set out for new fields in Michigan, Oho and Illinois. As a rule they did not acquire great wealth but, as a family, during three hundred years, the Eastmans have generally been sturdy, hard-working and religious. Most of them appear to been useful and loyal citizens and few indeed will find that some ancestor was "hung for horse stealing.""[1]


  1. Eastman, Charles John. That Man Eastman. Hollywood, California, self-published, 1952.

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