Easom - what does Easom surname mean?
Connected with the (Mac) Toschaches of Glentilt, Circa 1360, were the Ancient Scottish family called `Esson`. The name is a development through Aysson to the present spellings of Easom, Eason and Easun. The name has a long history, Johem Eyson being outlawed in 1392 for taking part in the killing of the Sheriff of Angus. Whilst in 1681 John Easson was a member of the Scottish Parliament at St Andrews. The first name holder held a land charter at Fornochtis in Strathearn. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Aythe Filius Thome which was dated Circa 1630, in the `Baillie of Stratherne` during the reign of King David 11, of Scotland, 1329 - 1371. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to `develop` often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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