First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Eston, Oresta, Oreste, Orest, Orrin
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: variant of Eastes, still pronounced today as two
syllables, as it was in medieval times.
- This name was brought to New England by Matthew (1645–1723) and
Richard (born 1647) Estes, sons of Robert and Dorothy Estes of Dover,
England. Probably unconnected is the founder of the VA and TN family
of this name, Benjamin Estes (born 1736 in VA; died 1811 in TN).
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