On the western coast of Scotland
and on the Hebrides
islands the Jimes family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from "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 Jimes family
The surname Jimes 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 Jimes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jimes 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 Jimes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jimes Spelling Variations
In various documents Jimes has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations
. Jamieson, Jameson, Jamison, Jamyson, Jimisone and many more.
Early Notables of the Jimes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jimes family to Ireland
Some of the Jimes 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 Jimes family to the New World and Oceana
Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence
. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jimes or a variant listed above: 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.
The Jimes 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.