Etmindsons is a name whose ancestors lived among the Boernicians
of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is derived from the personal name
Edmond. Etmindsons 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 Etmindsons family settled in Scotland
, just following the Norman Conquest
, in 1066.
Early Origins of the Etmindsons family
The surname Etmindsons 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.
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)
Early History of the Etmindsons family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Etmindsons 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 Etmindsons History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Etmindsons Spelling Variations
Spelling rules had not yet evolved in medieval Scotland
, some names dating from that era often appear many different ways. Some spelling variations
of Etmindsons include Edmondson, Edmonson, Edminson, Edminston, Edmiston, Edmeston, Edmondon and many more.
Early Notables of the Etmindsons family (pre 1700)
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Etmindsons Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Etmindsons family to Ireland
Some of the Etmindsons 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.
Migration of the Etmindsons family to the New World and Oceana
The Boernician-Scottish people who came to North America were often nearly penniless when they arrived, and brought very few personal effects with them. Much Scottish heritage was lost in the process, and it is only this century that highland games, Clan
societies, and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Scots to rediscover their national legacy. Etmindsonss were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Francis Edmonson arrived in Philadelphia in 1796; followed by George Edmonson in 1856; Robert Edmonton arrived in Philadelphia in 1853.
The Etmindsons 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.