Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.
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Related and similar surnamesEsaw
The Esau surname in historical dictionaries
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
ESAU. The personal name. It is strange that the maxim, " Bonum nomen bonum omen," could ever have been so disregarded as in the imposition of this designation as a family name. Stranger still is it that any parent in modern times should give it at the font ! Yet I have known an Esau, as well as an Ananias and an Absolom.