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Jamison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the Jamison family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. Their surname comes from "son of James". [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print


Early Origins of the Jamison family


The surname Jamison 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)

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.


Early History of the Jamison family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jamison research.
Another 308 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1528, 1539, 1379, 1379, 1769, 1587, 1644, 1794, 1860, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Jamison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Jamison family (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.

Migration of the Jamison family to Ireland


Some of the Jamison family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 126 words (9 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 Jamison family to the New World and Oceana


Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. 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, who settled in America in 1685

Jamison Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Jamison, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Jamison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Agnes Jamison, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Andrew Jamison, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1812 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Adam Jamison, aged 20, who arrived in New York, NY in 1822 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Jamison, who landed in New York in 1822 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Henry Jamison, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1824 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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 [4]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, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Margaret Jamison, aged 50, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Jane Jamison, aged 18, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Eleanor Jamison, aged 16, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Joseph Jamison, aged 13, who 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, who arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [5]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, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
  • Nora Jamison, aged 9, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
  • Joseph Jamison, aged 4, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
  • Samuel Jamison, aged 3, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
  • John Jamison, aged 1, who 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.)

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) [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Glen Jamison. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Jamison/Glen_Clifford/USA.html
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Jamison family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William Jamison, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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.

The Jamison 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


  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)
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Glen Jamison. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Jamison/Glen_Clifford/USA.html
  7. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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