James Easton

1847–after 1850 (Age 3)
Iowa Territory, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Easton was born in 1847, in Iowa Territory, United States, his father, James A. Easton, was 23 and his mother, Alzina M Clothier, was 20. He died after 1850, in Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 4.

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Family Time Line

James A. Easton
1824–
Alzina M Clothier
1827–1860
James Easton
1847–1850
Mary Easton
1847–

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Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called. Most are from Old English ēast ‘east’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; examples in Devon and the Isle of Wight get their names from the Old English phrase beēastan tūne ‘(place) to the east of the settlement’. Another in Devon gets its first element from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Ælfrīc (composed of the elements ælf ‘elf’ + rīc ‘power’) or Aðelrīc (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + rīc ‘power’). One in Essex is from Old English ēg ‘island’+ stān(as) ‘stone(s)’. Finally Easton Neston in Northamptonshire gets its name from Old English Ēadstānestūn ‘settlement of Ēadstān’, a personal name composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity’, ‘riches’ + stān ‘stone’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Eastin
Esten
Eyestone
Heaston

Sources (1)

  • James Easton, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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