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Jamie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the Jamie family were born. Their name comes from "son of James".

Early Origins of the Jamie family


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

Early History of the Jamie family


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Jamie Spelling Variations


In various documents Jamie has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. Jamieson, Jameson, Jamison, Jamyson, Jimisone and many more.

Early Notables of the Jamie family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Jamie family to Ireland


Some of the Jamie 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.

Migration of the Jamie family to the New World and Oceana


The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Jamie or a variant listed above include:

Jamie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Heugh Jamie, aged 27, who arrived in America from Newmilus, Scotland, in 1906
  • Margaret Jamie, aged 57, who arrived in America from Dundee, Scotland, in 1907
  • Daisy Jamie, aged 17, who arrived in America from Dundee, Scotland, in 1907
  • David Jamie, aged 59, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1907
  • David A. Jamie, aged 20, who arrived in America from Lockgelly, Scotland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Jamie (post 1700)


  • Kathleen Jamie, Scottish poet

The Jamie 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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