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Edmundson Surname History



The ancestors of the Edmundson surname lived among the Boernician people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Edmundson is derived from the personal name Edmond. Edmundson 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 Edmundson family settled in Scotland, just following the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066.


Early Origins of the Edmundson family


The surname Edmundson 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 Edmundson family


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

Edmundson Spelling Variations


Before the first dictionaries and printing presses went into use in the last few hundred years, spelling, particularly of names, was a largely intuitive matter. Consequently, many spelling variations occur in even the simplest names from the Middle Ages. Edmundson has been spelled Edmondson, Edmonson, Edminson, Edminston, Edmiston, Edmeston, Edmondon and many more.

Early Notables of the Edmundson 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 Edmundson family to Ireland


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


The east coasts of the United States and Canada are still populated by many of the descendents of the Boernician-Scottish families who made that great crossing. They distributed themselves evenly when they first arrived, but at the time of the War of Independence those who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. This century, many of their ancestors have recovered their past heritage through highland games and other Scottish functions in North America. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that many immigrants bearing the name Edmundson or a variant listed above:

Edmundson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Edmundson, who landed in Virginia in 1716 [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)

Edmundson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Edmundson, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Edmundson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas J Edmundson, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Contemporary Notables of the name Edmundson (post 1700)


  • Garth C. Edmundson (1892-1971), American organist, composer, music director, and music teacher
  • Robert E. "Bob" Edmundson (1879-1931), American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Washington Senators (1906-1908)
  • Henry Alonzo Edmundson (1814-1890), American politician and lawyer, Democrat to the United States House of Representatives (1848-1856)
  • Clarence Sinclair "Hec" Edmundson (1886-1964), American college basketball head coach
  • James K. Edmundson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1960 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry Alonzo Edmundson (1814-1890), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Virginia 12th District, 1849-61 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • G. C. Edmundson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1916 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dee Dee Edmundson, American Democrat politician, Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Andrew Edmundson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1912 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Garry Frank "Duke" Edmundson (1932-2016), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player from Sexsmith, Alberta
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Edmundson family



HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Henry Edmundson, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html


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