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Jemison is a very old Scottish name that may even date back to the Dalriadan tribe of Scotland's western coast and Hebrides islands. It comes from "son of James".

Jemison Early Origins



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

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Jemison Spelling Variations


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Jemison Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Jemison has been spelled Jamieson, Jameson, Jamison, Jamyson, Jimisone and many more.

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Jemison Early History


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Jemison Early History



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

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Jemison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jemison Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Jemison In Ireland


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Jemison In Ireland



Some of the Jemison 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



Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Jemisons to arrive in North America:

Jemison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Jemison, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1812
  • George Jemison, aged 34, landed in Delaware in 1812
  • Richard Jemison, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1846

Jemison Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Jemison 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jemison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jemison (post 1700)



  • Kelly Jemison, American academic geologist specializing in Antarctic diatoms, awarded the Antarctica Service Medal in 2011
  • Mike Jemison (b. 1983), American former football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Robert Jemison Jr. (1802-1871), American Civil War era politician, Confederate States Senator from Alabama (1863-1865)
  • Marty Jemison (b. 1965), former American cyclist, former member of the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team
  • Richard Stubbs "Dick" Jemison (1886-1965), American sportswriter, sporting editor of the Atlanta Constitution for eleven years
  • Edwin Francis Jemison (b. 1844), American Private in the Confederate States Army during American Civil War; his photograph has become one of the most famous and iconic portraits of the young soldiers on both sides, a monument to Jemison was erected at the Memory Hill Cemetery in Georgia
  • Alice Mae Lee Jemison (1901-1964), American Seneca political activist and journalist
  • Theodore Judson "T. J." Jemison (b. 1918), American clergyman, president of the National Baptist Convention (1982 to 1994)
  • Mary Jemison (1743-1833), American frontier-woman who was adopted in her teens by the Seneca, a statue of her stands today in Letchworth State Park
  • Mae Carol Jemison (b. 1956), American physician and former NASA Astronaut with over 190 hours in space, the first African American woman to travel in space
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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See Also


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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

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  9. 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).
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

The Jemison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jemison 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.

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