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Where did the Scottish Jamison family come from? What is the Scottish Jamison family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jamison family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jamison family history?The ancestors of the Jamison family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. Their surname comes from "son of James".
Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Jamison has been spelled Jamieson, Jameson, Jamison, Jamyson, Jimisone and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jamison research. Another 293 words(21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jamison History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 33 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jamison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Jamison 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.
Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Jamison were among those contributors:
Jamison Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Jamison Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Jamison 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 Jamison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jamison 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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