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Edmonston Surname History



The name Edmonston comes from the Scottish/English Borderlands and the ancient Boernicians who inhabited them. It is derived from the personal name Edmond. Edmonston 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 Edmonston family settled in Scotland, just following the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066.


Early Origins of the Edmonston family


The surname Edmonston 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 Edmonston family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edmonston 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 Edmonston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Edmonston Spelling Variations


Over the years, Edmonston has been written It appears under these variations because medieval scribes spelled names according to sound rather than by any over-arching set of rules. Edmondson, Edmonson, Edminson, Edminston, Edmiston, Edmeston, Edmondon and many more.

Early Notables of the Edmonston 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...
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Migration of the Edmonston family to Ireland


Some of the Edmonston 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 Edmonston family to the New World and Oceana


When these Boernician-Scottish settlers arrived in North America they brought little with them and often had restart their lives from scratch. Through time, much of their heritage was lost, and it is only this century through Clan societies and highland games that many have recovered their national heritage. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Edmonston family to immigrate North America:

Edmonston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander J. Edmonston, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "State of California" from Glasgow via Moville [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXML-KWG : 6 December 2014), Alexr. J. Edmonston, 22 Oct 1894; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name State of California, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mrs. Alexander J. Edmonston, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "State of California" from Glasgow via Moville [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXML-KWP : 6 December 2014), Mrs. Alexr. J. Edmonston, 22 Oct 1894; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name State of California, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Edmonston Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Kennedy Edmonston, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1920 from Glasgow, Scotland [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J666-XP8 : 6 December 2014), John Kennedy Edmonston, 07 Nov 1920; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Edmonston (post 1700)


  • Samuel Sherwood Edmonston (1883-1979), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Washington Senators in 1907
  • Benjamin Rose Edmonston (1807-1855), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1835-36, 1839-40, 1842-44, 1848-49; Member of Indiana State Senate, 1844-47 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bazil Brook Edmonston Jr. (1803-1888), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1867 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Louis-Phillip "Phil" Edmonston (b. 1944), Canadian consumer advocate, writer and politician, Member of Parliament for Chambly, Quebec (1990-1993), best known for his series of annual Lemon-Aid car guides

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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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXML-KWG : 6 December 2014), Alexr. J. Edmonston, 22 Oct 1894; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name State of California, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXML-KWP : 6 December 2014), Mrs. Alexr. J. Edmonston, 22 Oct 1894; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name State of California, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J666-XP8 : 6 December 2014), John Kennedy Edmonston, 07 Nov 1920; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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