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Edmonson Surname History



The tale of the Edmonson name began in the medieval era among the Boernician people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Edmonson comes from the personal name Edmond. Edmonson is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronyms were formed by a son using his father's personal name as a surname. Others were taken from the names of important religious and secular figures. Members of the Edmonson family settled in Scotland, just following the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066.


Early Origins of the Edmonson family


The surname Edmonson was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Queen Margaret of Scotland. They take their name from the place name Edmondstone, the tun of Eadmund, near Edinburgh. The name may have been derived from Aedmund filius Forn, one of the witnesses to a charter by Thor filius Swani (c. 1150)[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Early History of the Edmonson family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edmonson research.
Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1070, 1560, 1607, 1659, 1622, 1627, 1712, 1640, 1627, 1712 and 1654 are included under the topic Early Edmonson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Edmonson Spelling Variations


Since medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, and since there were no consistent rules for the translation of rules from Gaelic to English, spelling variations are extremely common in Boernician names of this vintage. Edmonson has been spelled Edmondson, Edmonson, Edminson, Edminston, Edmiston, Edmeston, Edmondon and many more.

Early Notables of the Edmonson family (pre 1700)


Notable among the family at this time was Henry Edmondson (1607-1659), an English schoolmaster, entered Queen's College, Oxford in 1622 aged 15. William Edmundson (1627-1712), was an English Quaker whose father was a wealthy yeoman, was born...
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Edmonson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Edmonson family to Ireland


Some of the Edmonson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Edmonson family to the New World and Oceana


Many of the Boernician-Scottish families who crossed the Atlantic settled along the eastern seaboard in communities that would become the backbone of the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. In the War of Independence, American families that remained loyal to the Crown moved north into Canada and became known as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestral culture of all of these proud Scottish families remains alive in North America in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Edmonson or a variant listed above:

Edmonson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Edmonson, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1796

Edmonson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas G Edmonson, aged 22, who landed in Maryland in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • C J Edmonson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • George Edmonson, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1856
  • R. Edmonson, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1892

Edmonson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Samuel Farish Edmonson, aged 32, who settled in America from St. Anne's on Lea, in 1903
  • Ethel Maud Edmonson, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1913
  • Anna Edmonson, aged 33, who landed in America from London, England, in 1913
  • Douglas Wm. Edmonson, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1913
  • Edward Edmonson, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Edmonson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • M. Edmonson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Edmonson (post 1700)


  • Keith Andre Edmonson (b. 1960), American former professional NBA basketball player
  • Eddie Edmonson (1889-1971), American Major League Baseball player
  • Travis Edmonson (1932-2009), American folk singer
  • Greg Edmonson, award-winning American music composer for television and movies
  • Munro Sterling Edmonson (1924-2002), American linguist and anthropologist
  • Mark Edmonson (b. 1979), English former rugby league footballer who played from 1999 to 2007

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm


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