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Surname Saturday – Easter

Arms of Aldeburgh

Arms of Aldeburgh

The name Easter has nothing to do with the Christian festival, or the time of year. It means “of [from] the East”, and our branch of the family originated in Aldeburgh, on the East Suffolk coast.

We have 160 Easters in our tree, the earliest being William Easter, born in 1675 in Stow cum Quy in Cambridgeshire. Robert Easter, my great-great-great-grandfather, moved to London from Aldeburgh in the 19th century.

My father is the last Easter in his line, being the only son and having no sons himself.


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