When Rachel Easterling was born about 1808, in Scott, Virginia, United States, her father, Rev Thomas Joshua Easterling, was 59 and her mother, Rebecca Vicars, was 39. She married Joseph Fannin about 1828. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died about 1840, in Lawrence, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 34.
Americanized form of North German Oesterling or Dutch Oosterling (see Osterling ), cognates of 2 below.
English: from Middle English ester(n) ‘pertaining to the east, eastern’ + the suffix -ling. The name was originally used to denote someone from eastern Germany or the Baltic coasts and was in use in England as early as 1253.
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