Edmunson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Scottish/English Borderlands and their proud Boernician clans are the ancestral home of the Edmunson family. Their name is derived from the personal name Edmond. Edmunson 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 Edmunson family settled in Scotland, just following the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066.
Early Origins of the Edmunson family
The surname Edmunson 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)
Early History of the Edmunson family
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Edmunson 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. Edmunson has appeared as Edmondson, Edmonson, Edminson, Edminston, Edmiston, Edmeston, Edmondon and many more.
Early Notables of the Edmunson family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Henry Edmondson (1607-1659), an English schoolmaster, entered Queen's College, Oxford in 1622 aged 15. William Edmundson (1627-1712), was an English Quaker whose father was a wealthy yeoman, was born...
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Migration of the Edmunson family to Ireland
Some of the Edmunson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Edmunson family
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 Edmunson, 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Edmunson (post 1700) +
- Jim Edmunson, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 2000, 2004; Presidential Elector for Oregon, 2000; Member of Democratic National Committee from Oregon, 2004 
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The Edmunson 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.
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html