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The ancestors of the families to use the name Edmonston lived among the Boernicians of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from the personal name Edmond. Edmonston 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 Edmonston family settled in Scotland, just following the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066.

Edmonston Early Origins



The surname Edmonston 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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Edmonston Spelling Variations


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Edmonston Spelling Variations



Before the printing press and the first dictionaries appeared, names and other words were often spelled differently every time they were written. Edmonston has appeared under the variations Edmondson, Edmonson, Edminson, Edminston, Edmiston, Edmeston, Edmondon and many more.

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Edmonston Early History


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Edmonston Early History



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

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Edmonston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edmonston Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Edmonston In Ireland


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Edmonston In Ireland



Some of the Edmonston 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 Scots who crossed the Atlantic were often on the run from poverty as well as persecution. They brought little with them, and often had nothing of their home country to hand down to their children. In the 20th century, Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Boernician Scots to recover their lost national legacy. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Edmonston were among those contributors:

Edmonston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander J. Edmonston, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "State of California" from Glasgow via Moville [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXML-KWG : 6 December 2014), Alexr. J. Edmonston, 22 Oct 1894; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name State of California, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mrs. Alexander J. Edmonston, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "State of California" from Glasgow via Moville [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXML-KWP : 6 December 2014), Mrs. Alexr. J. Edmonston, 22 Oct 1894; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name State of California, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Edmonston Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Kennedy Edmonston, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1920 from Glasgow, Scotland [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J666-XP8 : 6 December 2014), John Kennedy Edmonston, 07 Nov 1920; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edmonston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edmonston (post 1700)



  • Benjamin Rose Edmonston (1807-1855), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1835-36, 1839-40, 1842-44, 1848-49; Member of Indiana State Senate, 1844-47
  • Bazil Brook Edmonston Jr. (1803-1888), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1867
  • Samuel Sherwood Edmonston (1883-1979), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Washington Senators in 1907
  • Louis-Phillip "Phil" Edmonston (b. 1944), Canadian consumer advocate, writer and politician, Member of Parliament for Chambly, Quebec (1990-1993), best known for his series of annual Lemon-Aid car guides

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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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXML-KWG : 6 December 2014), Alexr. J. Edmonston, 22 Oct 1894; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name State of California, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXML-KWP : 6 December 2014), Mrs. Alexr. J. Edmonston, 22 Oct 1894; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name State of California, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J666-XP8 : 6 December 2014), John Kennedy Edmonston, 07 Nov 1920; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Edmonston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edmonston 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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