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 E Surnames Family History Resources

Surnames, their origin and their meaning

Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name. is a directory of Professional Genealogists, Ancestry and Family Tree Researchers.

Surname Origin Meaning
Eachan Celtic Celtic Little Horse
Eachen Celtic Celtic Little Horse
Eacott England English Dweller at the Waterside Cotage
Ead England English prosperity, happiness
Eade England English prosperity, happiness
Eades England English son of Ead
Eads England English son of Ead
Eagan Surname Egan
Eager Surname Sharp-set, vehement, earnest
Eagle Surname Anglo-Saxon personal name Aegel
Eaglestone Surname Dweller at the Eagle-Rock
Eagleton Surname Eggleton
Eakin Surname Ekin
Eakins Surname Ekins
Eamer England English Anglo-Saxon personal name Eamer, Eomer, Eomaer
Eames Surname uncle
Eamonson Surname Edmondson
Eardley England English Earda's Lea
Earl England English Nobleman, Chief
Earle England English Nobleman, Chief
Earles England English son of Earl
Earll England English Nobleman, Chief
Earnshaw England English Dweller at the Eagle-Wood
Earp England English Swarthy, Dark
Earsdon England English Eor Hill
Easby Scandinavian English-Scandinavian the East Dwelling
Easey Surname Easy
Easlea Surname Eastley
Easley Surname Eastley
Eason England English Servant, Labourer
East England English Dweller at the East
Eastaff England English descendant of the Anglo-Saxon Eastulf/Eastwulf
Eastburn England English the East Brook
Eastcote Locality Locality East Cotage
Eastcott Surname East Cotage
Easte Surname Dweller at the East
Easteal England English East Slope
Eastel England English East Slope
Easter England English Born at Easter-Tide
Easterbrook England English East Brook
Easterfield England English East Field
Easterling England English One From The East
Eastes England English Son of Easte
Eastgate England English East Gate
Eastham England English the East Enclosure or Land
Easther Surname Easter
Easthope England English East Hope or Hill-Recess
Eastick Surname Eastwick
Eastill England English East Hill
Eastlake England English East Lake
Eastley England English East Lea
Eastling Surname Easterling
Eastman England English Anglo-Saxon Eastmund or Estmund
Eastmead England English East Meadow
Easton England English East Farmstead, Manor, or Village
Eastty Surname Easty
Eastwell England English East Well or Spring
Eastwick England English East Place
Eastwood England English East Wood
Easty England English East Island or Riverside Land
Easun Surname Eason
Easy England English Anglo-Saxon personal name Esi or Esa
Eate England English Anglo-Saxon personal name Eata
Eates Surname Son of Eate
Eaton Saxon Saxon From ea, water, and ton, a town
Eatwell England English Eata's Well or Spring
Eaves Surname Son of Eve
Eayrs Surname Eyres
Ebb Surname Old Teutonic Ebbe, Ebba, Ebbi, Ebbo, Ebo
Ebblewhite Surname for Bebblewhite or Hebblethwaite
Ebbutt Surname Ebbott
Ebden Surname Hebden
Ebdon Surname Hebden
Eberlee Locality Locality Eabar, in the Gaelic, is a marshy place, a place where two or three streams meet
Eberly Germany German From eber, a boar, and ly, like;
Ebert Germany German Eberhard/Eberhardt
Ebner Surname Abner
Ebsworth England English Eb's Estate or Farm
Eccles Surname church
Eddy Saxon Saxon Ed, backwards, and ea, water
Edgar Saxon Saxon Eadigar, happy or blessed; honor
Edgecumbe Locality Locality the manor in Devonshire, England.
Ediker Saxon Saxon From Eadigar, happy
Edmond Saxon Saxon Happy peace
Edward Saxon Saxon Happy keeper
Edwards Saxon Saxon Son of Edward
Egbert Saxon Saxon Always bright, famous
Eggleston Wales Welsh-British From Egles, a church, and tun or dun, a hill
Eiginn Celtic Gaelic Strong-handed
Eisenhauer Germany German iron cutter, miner
Eisenhower Germany German iron cutter, miner
Eldred Saxon Saxon All reverent fear
Elias Hebrew Hebrew Signifies Lord God
Ell Hebrew Hebrew The offering or lifting up
Ellet Surname Little Elias
Elliot Surname son of Elias
Ellis Surname Elias
Elmer Locality Locality Hellan, in the Welsh, signifies the elms
Elphinstone Locality Locality barony of Elphinstone, in Scotland
Elton Surname from the Saxon words ael, an eel, and ton,a town
Elwy Locality Locality A river in Wales
Ely Locality Locality a city in Cambridgeshire, England
Emerson Saxon Saxon Emar, from Ethelmar, noble, and son
Emmet Locality Locality Gaelic, the quick river
Ennes Celtic Celtic-Gaelic An island or peninsula
Ennis Celtic Celtic-Gaelic An island or peninsula
Enos Hebrew Hebrew Fallen man, mortal, sickly
Errick Surname derived from Ehr, German, honor, and rick, rich
Erskine Celtic Gaelic upon the knife
Erwin Wales Welsh Erwyn, very fair, white
Esham Locality Locality town in Worcestershire, England, formerly Eoves-ham
Estley Locality Locality The East field or pasture
Ethelbert Saxon Saxon from Ethel or Adel, noble, and bert, bright, famous
Eton Locality Locality from Aw, water, and twyn, a small hill
Euer Surname A person stationed on the sea-shore, to watch and notify the fishermen of the shoals of fish
Eure Locality Locality the lordship of Eure, in Buckinghamshire, England
Eustace Greek Greek standing firm
Evans Wales Welsh John
Evelyn Locality Locality in the county of Salop, England
Everard Saxon Saxon Well reported, ever honored
Everett Surname Everard
Everly Locality Locality A place in Wiltshire, England
Everts Surname Everard
Ewell Locality Locality A town in England
Eyre Locality Locality district in Scotland
Eytinge Saxon Saxon Ey, Saxon, ig, an island, a watery place, and ing, a meadow

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