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The ancestors of the name Edmiston lived among the Boernician of the Scottish/English Borderlands in the medieval era. It is derived from the personal name Edmond. Edmiston 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 Edmiston family settled in Scotland, just following the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066.

Edmiston Early Origins



The surname Edmiston 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. 1150)[1]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)

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Edmiston Spelling Variations


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Edmiston Spelling Variations



In the Middles Ages scribes spelled names by their sound. Often a name was written under a different spelling variation each time it was recorded. Edmiston has appeared as Edmondson, Edmonson, Edminson, Edminston, Edmiston, Edmeston, Edmondon and many more.

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Edmiston Early History


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Edmiston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edmiston 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 Edmiston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edmiston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edmiston Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Edmiston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edmiston In Ireland


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Edmiston In Ireland



Some of the Edmiston 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The ancestors of Boernician-Scottish settlers dot North America even today. They settled all along the east coast when they came over, but some went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the War of Independence. However, these strong lines endured as Scottish families in the United States and Canada have rediscovered much of the heritage that was taken from them centuries ago. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Edmiston, or a variant listed above:

Edmiston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Edmiston, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Isabella Edmiston, who landed in Virginia in 1740
  • Jesse Edmiston, who arrived in Virginia in 1740
  • John Edmiston, who landed in Virginia in 1740
  • Moses Edmiston, who arrived in Virginia in 1740
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Edmiston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Edmiston arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm

Edmiston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Susan Edmiston arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eastfield" in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edmiston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edmiston (post 1700)



  • Robert S. Edmiston, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 23rd District, 1901-08
  • Parker Edmiston, American Democrat politician, Chair of Jackson County Democratic Party, 2003
  • Matthew Edmiston, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 13th District, 1928
  • Lanier Edmiston, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1948
  • Hughleta W. Edmiston, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996
  • Evelyn Edmiston, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1948
  • C. L. Edmiston, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1912
  • Andrew Edmiston (1892-1966), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1928, 1952, 1956; West Virginia Democratic State Chair, 1928-32
  • Andrew Edmiston, American Democrat politician, West Virginia Democratic State Chair, 1896-1900
  • Walker Edmiston (1925-2007), American character actor and voice-over artist
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Edmiston Historic Events


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Edmiston Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Reginald F Edmiston (b. 1903), English Chief Engine Room Artificer serving for the Royal Navy from Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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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: Virtus auget honorem
Motto Translation: Virtue increases honour.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm

Other References

  1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  7. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Edmiston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edmiston Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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