The west coast of Scotland
and the rocky Hebrides
islands are the ancient home of the Jimerson family. The root of their name is "son of James". CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
Early Origins of the Jimerson family
The surname Jimerson was first found in on the Isle of Bute
, where "a family named Jamieson or Neilson held the office of Crowner of Bute
from the beginning of the fourteenth century or earlier to the seventeenth century. " 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)
Other early records include: Alexander Jemison who had a safe conduct to trade with England in 1445, William Jamyson who was tenant of Pollock in 1472, and John Jamesone was repledged to liberty of the burgh of Irvine in the same year.
Early History of the Jimerson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jimerson research.Another 308 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1528, 1539, 1379, 1379, 1769, 1587, 1644, 1794, 1860, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Jimerson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jimerson Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations
are extremely common among early Scottish names. Jimerson has been spelled Jamieson, Jameson, Jamison, Jamyson, Jimisone and many more.
Early Notables of the Jimerson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jimerson family to Ireland
Some of the Jimerson family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 126 words (9 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 Jimerson family to the New World and Oceana
Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence
, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan
societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Jimersons to arrive in North America: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Jimerson (post 1700)
- Shane R. Jimerson Ph.D.,, American professor at the University of California
- Jeff Jimerson, American singer, best known as the national anthem singer for the Pittsburgh Penguins
- Douglas Jimerson, American singer, known for his interpretation of Civil War songs
- Charlton Maxwell Jimerson (b. 1979), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 2007 to 2008
- Arthur L. Jimerson (b. 1968), American former linebacker for the Los Angeles Raiders
- Annette Jimerson (b. 1966), American artist
The Jimerson 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.