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The clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands spawned many enduring Scottish names. Edmundson comes from this Boernician area, and the name is derived from the personal name Edmond. Edmundson 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 Edmundson family settled in Scotland, just following the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066.

Edmundson Early Origins



The surname Edmundson 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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Edmundson Spelling Variations


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Edmundson Spelling Variations



Since medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, and since there were no consistent rules for the translation of rules from Gaelic to English, spelling variations are extremely common in Boernician names of this vintage. Edmundson has been spelled Edmondson, Edmonson, Edminson, Edminston, Edmiston, Edmeston, Edmondon and many more.

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Edmundson Early History


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Edmundson Early History



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

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Edmundson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edmundson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Edmundson In Ireland


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Edmundson In Ireland



Some of the Edmundson 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



Many of the Boernician-Scottish families who crossed the Atlantic settled along the eastern seaboard in communities that would become the backbone of the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. In the War of Independence, American families that remained loyal to the Crown moved north into Canada and became known as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestral culture of all of these proud Scottish families remains alive in North America in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Edmundson or a variant listed above:

Edmundson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Edmundson, who landed in Virginia in 1716

Edmundson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Edmundson, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Edmundson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas J Edmundson, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edmundson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edmundson (post 1700)



  • James K. Edmundson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1960
  • Henry Alonzo Edmundson (1814-1890), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Virginia 12th District, 1849-61
  • G. C. Edmundson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1916
  • Dee Dee Edmundson, American Democrat politician, Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008
  • Andrew Edmundson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1912
  • Garth C. Edmundson (1892-1971), American organist, composer, music director, and music teacher
  • Robert E. "Bob" Edmundson (1879-1931), American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Washington Senators (1906-1908)
  • Henry Alonzo Edmundson (1814-1890), American politician and lawyer, Democrat to the United States House of Representatives (1848-1856)
  • Clarence Sinclair "Hec" Edmundson (1886-1964), American college basketball head coach
  • Garry Frank "Duke" Edmundson (1932-2016), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player from Sexsmith, Alberta
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Edmundson Historic Events


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Edmundson Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Henry Edmundson, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived 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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Edmundson Family Crest Products


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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)

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  3. 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.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  11. ...

The Edmundson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edmundson 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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