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Where did the Scottish Jimes family come from? What is the Scottish Jimes family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jimes family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jimes family history?

On the western coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the Jimes family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from "son of James".

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In various documents Jimes has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. Jamieson, Jameson, Jamison, Jamyson, Jimisone and many more.

First found in on the Isle of Bute, where they held a family seat from very early times.


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

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Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jimes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Jimes 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.

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Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jimes or a variant listed above: Stephen Jamieson settled in Maryland in 1633; and David Jamieson settled in Boston in 1652. Alexander Jamison settled in America in 1685; they also settled in Pennsylvania in the 19th century. George Jemmison was a soldier of St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1778.

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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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  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Jimes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jimes 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 4 December 2011 at 09:06.

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