The ancestors of the surname Edminsons lived among the Boernicians
of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from the personal name
Edmond. Edminsons 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 Edminsons family settled in Scotland
, just following the Norman Conquest
, in 1066.
Early Origins of the Edminsons family
The surname Edminsons 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 Edminsons family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edminsons 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 Edminsons History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Edminsons Spelling Variations
names that evolved in the largely preliterate Middle Ages are often marked by considerable spelling variations
. Edminsons has been spelled Edmondson, Edmonson, Edminson, Edminston, Edmiston, Edmeston, Edmondon and many more.
Early Notables of the Edminsons family (pre 1700)
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Edminsons Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Edminsons family to Ireland
Some of the Edminsons 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 Edminsons family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the Boernician-Scottish Clan
families who came to North America were Loyalists who went north to Canada after the American War of Independence
. Families on both sides of the border went on to found two of the world's great nations. This century, families with Scottish roots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and clan societies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Edminsons or a variant listed above: Francis Edmonson arrived in Philadelphia in 1796; followed by George Edmonson in 1856; Robert Edmonton arrived in Philadelphia in 1853.
The Edminsons 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.