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The roots of the name Edmonson are in the Boernician clans of ancient Scotland. It is derived from the personal name Edmond. Edmonson 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 Edmonson family settled in Scotland, just following the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066.

Edmonson Early Origins



The surname Edmonson 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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Edmonson Spelling Variations


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Edmonson Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages simply spelled according to sound. The result is an enormous number of spelling variations among names that evolved in that era. Edmonson has been spelled Edmondson, Edmonson, Edminson, Edminston, Edmiston, Edmeston, Edmondon and many more.

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Edmonson Early History


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Edmonson Early History



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

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Edmonson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edmonson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Edmonson In Ireland


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Edmonson In Ireland



Some of the Edmonson 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



Most of the Boernician-Scottish families who came to North America settled on the eastern seaboard of what would become the United States and Canada. Families who wanted a new order stayed south in the War of Independence, while those who were still loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, the ancestors of these families have gone on to rediscover their heritage through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Edmonson or a variant listed above:

Edmonson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Edmonson arrived in Philadelphia in 1796

Edmonson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas G Edmonson, aged 22, landed in Maryland in 1812
  • C J Edmonson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • George Edmonson arrived in Philadelphia in 1856
  • R. Edmonson, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1892

Edmonson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Samuel Farish Edmonson, aged 32, who settled in America from St. Anne's on Lea, in 1903
  • Ethel Maud Edmonson, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1913
  • Anna Edmonson, aged 33, who landed in America from London, England, in 1913
  • Douglas Wm. Edmonson, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1913
  • Edward Edmonson, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Edmonson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • M. Edmonson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edmonson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edmonson (post 1700)



  • Keith Andre Edmonson (b. 1960), American former professional NBA basketball player
  • Eddie Edmonson (1889-1971), American Major League Baseball player
  • Travis Edmonson (1932-2009), American folk singer
  • Greg Edmonson, award-winning American music composer for television and movies
  • Munro Sterling Edmonson (1924-2002), American ling Uist and anthropologist
  • Mark Edmonson (b. 1979), English former rugby league footballer who played from 1999 to 2007

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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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Edmonson Family Crest Products


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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) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  5. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Edmonson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edmonson 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.

This page was last modified on 22 October 2015 at 14:24.

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