estes boy

First name origin & meaning:

Latin: Estuary

First name variations: Eston, Oresta, Oreste, Orest, Orrin

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: variant of Eastes, still pronounced today as two syllables, as it was in medieval times.
  2. 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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