Jamerson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Jamerson family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name Jamerson is derived from "son of James". [1]

Early Origins of the Jamerson family

The surname Jamerson was first found in on the Isle of Bute, where "a family named Jamieson or Neilson held the office of Crowner of Bute from the beginning of the fourteenth century or earlier to the seventeenth century. " [2]

Other early records include: Alexander Jemison who had a safe conduct to trade with England in 1445, William Jamyson who was tenant of Pollock in 1472, and John Jamesone was repledged to liberty of the burgh of Irvine in the same year.

Important Dates for the Jamerson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jamerson research. Another 222 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1528, 1539, 1379, 1379, 1769, 1587, 1644, 1794, 1860, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Jamerson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jamerson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Jamerson has appeared in various documents spelled Jamieson, Jameson, Jamison, Jamyson, Jimisone and many more.

Early Notables of the Jamerson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Jamerson family to Ireland

Some of the Jamerson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jamerson migration to the United States

Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jamerson or a variant listed above:

Jamerson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Jamerson, who landed in South Carolina in 1813 [3]
  • Thomas Jamerson, who arrived in South Carolina in 1813 [3]
  • William Jamerson, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860 [3]


  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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