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Where did the Scottish Jamieson family come from? What is the Scottish Jamieson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jamieson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jamieson family history?Jamieson comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides islands. The name comes from "son of James".
The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Jamieson has appeared as Jamieson, Jameson, Jamison, Jamyson, Jimisone and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jamieson research. Another 293 words(21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jamieson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 33 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jamieson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Jamieson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 153 words(11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Jamieson or a variant listed above:
Jamieson Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Jamieson Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Jamieson Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ad littora tendit
Motto Translation: It makes for the shore.
The Jamieson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jamieson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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