Imison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the name Imison are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name 'Emma.'' The surname Imison referred to the 'son of Emma' which belongs to the category of metronymic surnames. 
Early Origins of the Imison family
The surname Imison was first found in London where the first record is the marriage record of William Kelsea and Isabell Imme, who married at St. Dionis Backchurch in 1574. 
Early History of the Imison family
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Imison Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Imison family name include Im, Imm, Imme, Imms, Immes, Immson, Imson, Immeson, Imeson, Immison, Imison and many more.
Early Notables of the Imison family (pre 1700)
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Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Imison Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century