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The Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the Jameson family. Their name comes from "son of James".

Jameson Early Origins



The surname Jameson was first found in on the Isle of Bute, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Jameson Spelling Variations


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Jameson Spelling Variations



Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. Jameson has been written as Jamieson, Jameson, Jamison, Jamyson, Jimisone and many more.

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Jameson Early History


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Jameson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jameson research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jameson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jameson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jameson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jameson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jameson In Ireland


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Jameson In Ireland



Some of the Jameson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 153 words (11 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



Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Jameson or a variant listed above:

Jameson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Jameson, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1651
  • Neile Jameson, who arrived in America in 1652
  • William Jameson, who landed in Maryland in 1679
  • Archbald Jameson, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685

Jameson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Jameson, who landed in New England in 1717
  • Hugh Jameson, who arrived in New England in 1740
  • Walter Jameson, who arrived in Virginia in 1764
  • Robert Jameson, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1772

Jameson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Day Jameson, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Agnus Jameson, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Samuel Jameson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Thomas Jameson, aged 18, landed in New York in 1812
  • Alexander Jameson, aged 50, arrived in New York in 1812-1813
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jameson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Jameson U.E. who settled in Digdeguash, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1793 he served in the 74th Highlanders Regiment [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Jameson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Jameson, aged 34, a shoemaker, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • William Jameson, aged 24, a weaver, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • William Jameson, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Miss. Eliza Ann Jameson, aged 12 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lord Seaton" departing from the port of Belfast, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on 30th June 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 35)

Jameson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Jameson, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • R.G. Jameson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/ Surrey 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm

Jameson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Jameson, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • David S. Jameson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874
  • Andrew Jameson, aged 19, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • Henry Jameson arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1880
  • Mary Jameson arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jameson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jameson (post 1700)



  • Elizabeth May "Betty" Jameson (1919-2009), American professional golfer and one of the founders of the LPGA
  • Professor Robert Jameson FRS, FRSE (1774-1854), Scottish naturalist and mineralogist
  • John Jameson, Irish founder of Jameson Irish Whiskey, Bow Street Distillery, Dublin in 1780
  • Sir Leander Starr Jameson KCMG, CB (1853-1917), 1st Baronet, known as "Doctor Jim", "The Doctor" or "Lanner", a British colonial statesman, best known for his involvement in the eponymous Jameson Raid
  • Derek Jameson (1929-2012), British tabloid journalist and broadcaster
  • Susan Jameson (b. 1944), British actress
  • Rod Jameson (b. 1970), Australian rules footballer
  • Louise Jameson (b. 1951), English actress
  • Margaret "Storm" Jameson (1891-1986), American writer
  • David Jameson (b. 1984), Canadian field hockey player

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Suggested Readings for the name Jameson


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Suggested Readings for the name Jameson



  • Ancestry of the Jameson, Gilbert, Joy, Skinner, and Related Families by Bradner Petersen.

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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: Ad littora tendit
Motto Translation: It makes for the shore.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 35)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/SURREY 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm

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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  5. 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).
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Jameson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jameson 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.

This page was last modified on 21 November 2016 at 11:35.

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