Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Eastabrook, Eastbrook, Easterbrooke, Esterbrook, Esterbrooke
Category: 2 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way, but currently in some countries only.
DNA website: www.familytreedna.com/public/Easterbrook
Contact: Mr Mark Easterbrook
The Easterbrook surname seems to have originated in Devon in the area north of Dartmoor. Records show the name spreading from Dartmoor so that in the 19th century there were significant numbers in Devon and Cornwall, South Wales, Somerset, London, Yorkshire and Cumberland as well as emmigration to the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and South Africa.
The generally accepted meaning is 'The family living East of the Brook'.
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