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The ancestors of the Jamison family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. Their surname comes from "son of James".

Jamison Early Origins



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

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Jamison Spelling Variations


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Jamison Spelling Variations



Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Jamison has been spelled Jamieson, Jameson, Jamison, Jamyson, Jimisone and many more.

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Jamison Early History


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Jamison Early History



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

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Jamison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jamison Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Jamison In Ireland


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Jamison In Ireland



Some of the Jamison 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



Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North Ameri ca. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Jamison were among those contributors:

Jamison Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alexander Jamison settled in America in 1685

Jamison Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Jamison, who landed in Virginia in 1705

Jamison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Agnes Jamison, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Andrew Jamison, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Adam Jamison, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1822
  • Thomas Jamison, who landed in New York in 1822
  • Henry Jamison, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1824
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jamison Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Jamison U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [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

Jamison Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Jamison, aged 30, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Margaret Jamison, aged 50, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Jane Jamison, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Eleanor Jamison, aged 16, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Joseph Jamison, aged 13, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland

Jamison Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Jamison arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF Northumberland - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm

Jamison Settlers in New Zealand in the 20th Century

  • David Jamison, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
  • Nora Jamison, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
  • Joseph Jamison, aged 4, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
  • Samuel Jamison, aged 3, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
  • John Jamison, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jamison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jamison (post 1700)



  • Tim Jamison II (b. 1986), American football defensive end for the Houston Texans
  • Harold Sherill Jamison (b. 1976), American professional basketball player
  • Roosevelt Jamison (b. 1936), American music manager, publicist and songwriter
  • Herbert Jamison (1875-1938), American silver medalist track and field athlete at the 1896 Summer Olympics
  • Philip Jamison (b. 1925), American watercolor artist
  • Judith Ann Jamison (b. 1943), American dancer and choreographer, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • Jimmy Wayne "Jimi" Jamison (b. 1951), American rock vocalist and songwriter
  • Bud Jamison (1895-1944), American film actor who appeared in 450 films between 1915 and 1944
  • Antawn Cortez Jamison (b. 1976), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Brigadier-General Glen Clifford Jamison (1899-1973), American Vice Commanding General 12th Air Force (1949)
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Jamison Historic Events


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Jamison Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William Jamison, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Jamison


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Suggested Readings for the name Jamison



  • The Jamison Family, 1647-1960 by Henry Downs Jamison.
  • A Statistical History of the Descendants of William Andrew Jamison by Ruth Jamison.

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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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Jamison Family Crest Products


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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  7. 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).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Jamison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jamison 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 2 December 2016 at 07:40.

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