Jewson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Important Dates for the Jewson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jewson research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1450, 1567, 1600, and 1673 are included under the topic Early Jewson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jewson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Justice, Justine, Justus and others.

Early Notables of the Jewson family (pre 1700)

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Jewson migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • 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 immigrated to the United States from Sandwich, England, in 1921
  • Harriet Jessie Jewson, aged 48, who immigrated to the United States from E. Dereham, England, in 1921
  • Winifred Mary Jewson, aged 23, who immigrated to America from Dereham, England, in 1923
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Jewson migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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"

Contemporary Notables of the name Jewson (post 1700)

  • Sir Richard Wilson Jewson K.C.V.O., J.P., (b. 1944), British Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk, was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order on 29th December 2018 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
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