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On the Scottish west coast, the Jimmerson family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from "son of James".

Jimmerson Early Origins



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

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Jimmerson Spelling Variations


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Jimmerson Spelling Variations



In various documents Jimmerson 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.

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Jimmerson Early History


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Jimmerson Early History



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

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Jimmerson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jimmerson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Jimmerson In Ireland


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Jimmerson In Ireland



Some of the Jimmerson 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



Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Jimmerson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jimmerson (post 1700)



  • Robert J. Jimmerson, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 9th District, 1855
  • Art Jimmerson (b. 1963), American retired boxer who competed at super middleweight, light heavyweight, cruiserweight and heavyweight

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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



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    6. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Jimmerson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jimmerson 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 7 October 2015 at 13:58.

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