Jimison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland spawned the name Jimison. It is derived from "son of James". 
Early Origins of the Jimison family
The surname Jimison 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. " 
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 Jimison family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jimison research. Another 222 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1528, 1539, 1379, 1379, 1769, 1587, 1644, 1794, 1860, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Jimison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jimison Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Jimison has appeared as Jamieson, Jameson, Jamison, Jamyson, Jimisone and many more.
Early Notables of the Jimison family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jimison family to Ireland
Some of the Jimison family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 82 words (6 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 Jimison family
Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Jimison were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Jimison (post 1700) +
- Roy F. Jimison (b. 1900), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1933-38; Member of West Virginia State Senate 8th District, 1939-44 
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The Jimison 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.
- ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html