Easter Surname Origin
(Origin English) 1. East + the agential suffix -er. 2. Born at Easter-Tide [Old English Eastre]. 3. Belonging to Easter (Essex) [the -er may be for Old English ora, a bank, shore]. 4. the Anglo-Saxon Easthere or Esthere [under East/Easte, and + Old English here, army]. 5. the Anglo-Saxon personal-name component Eastor-, also found as Aestor- [Old English Eastor-, Eastre, Easter].
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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