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On the Scottish west coast, the Jamesson family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from "son of James".

Jamesson Early Origins



The surname Jamesson was first found in on the Isle of Bute, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Jamesson Spelling Variations


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Jamesson Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Jamesson has appeared as Jamieson, Jameson, Jamison, Jamyson, Jimisone and many more.

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Jamesson Early History


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Jamesson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jamesson research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jamesson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jamesson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jamesson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jamesson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jamesson In Ireland


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Jamesson In Ireland



Some of the Jamesson 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Jamesson were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Stephen Jamieson settled in Maryland in 1633; and David Jamieson settled in Boston in 1652. Alexander Jamison settled in America in 1685; they also settled in Pennsylvania in the 19th century. George Jemmison was a soldier of St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1778.

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Motto


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Motto



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.


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