As early as c. 1172, this name was used by judicial officers or judges and it is from this source the surname was more than likely derived. While there may have been Norman roots at La Justice in Normandy
, the name was more likely an occupational
name for someone who held the office of "the justice," in other words a judge.
Early Origins of the Jewson family
The surname Jewson was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, and Angus
where one of the first records of the name was Patrick Justyce as a tenant
of the mill at Kelso in 1472. Just two years later, Patrick Justice, a priest who witnessed an instrument of sasine in this shire in 1474. As the forename Patrick was not very popular at this time, these two references may be the same person. The lands of James Justeis and Thomas Justeis are mentioned in Scone in 1491.
Early History of the Jewson family
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Jewson Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Jewson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jewson family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Jewson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Jewson, aged 41, who landed in New York in 1812 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)
- Alfd. Jewson, aged 26, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1893
- Mrs. J. P. Jewson, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1896
Jewson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Frank Christopher Jewson, aged 21, who settled in America from Long Eaton, in 1905
- Herbert F. Jewson, aged 22, who settled in America from Seaford, England, in 1913
- Leonard T. Jewson, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Sandwich, England, in 1921
- Harriet Jessie Jewson, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States from E. Dereham, England, in 1921
- Winifred Mary Jewson, aged 23, who emigrated to America from Dereham, England, in 1923
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Jewson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Sarah Ann Jewson, aged 14, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Sumner"
- William Jewson, aged 12, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Sumner"
The Jewson 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: Non sine causa
Motto Translation: Not without a cause.