The ancestors of the name Eddmonston lived among the Boernician
tribes of ancient Scotland
. Eddmonston comes from the personal name
Edmond. Eddmonston 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 Eddmonston family settled in Scotland
, just following the Norman Conquest
, in 1066.
Early Origins of the Eddmonston family
The surname Eddmonston 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.
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 Eddmonston family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eddmonston research.Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1070, 1560, 1607, 1659, 1622, 1627, 1712 and 1654 are included under the topic Early Eddmonston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eddmonston Spelling Variations
occur frequently in Scottish names that date from the medieval era. They result from a general lack of grammatical rules and the tendency to spell names according to sound. Eddmonston has been spelled Edmondson, Edmonson, Edminson, Edminston, Edmiston, Edmeston, Edmondon and many more.
Early Notables of the Eddmonston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eddmonston family to Ireland
Some of the Eddmonston family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 171 words (12 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 Eddmonston family to the New World and Oceana
In the 20th century, the ancestors of many of those Boernician-Scottish people still populate North America. They distributed themselves on either side of the border at the time of the War of Independence
. United Empire Loyalists went north to Canada and those who wanted a new nation stayed south. Both groups went on to found great nations. Some of the first North American settlers with Eddmonston name or one of its variants: Francis Edmonson arrived in Philadelphia in 1796; followed by George Edmonson in 1856; Robert Edmonton arrived in Philadelphia in 1853.
The Eddmonston 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: Virtus auget honorem
Motto Translation: Virtue increases honour.