Jimmerson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

On the Scottish west coast, the Jimmerson family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from "son of James". [1]

Early Origins of the Jimmerson family

The surname Jimmerson 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. " [2]

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.

Important Dates for the Jimmerson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jimmerson 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 Jimmerson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Jimmerson family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Jimmerson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Jimmerson family to Ireland

Some of the Jimmerson 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 Jimmerson family

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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Jimmerson (post 1700)

  • Art Jimmerson (b. 1963), American retired boxer who competed at super middleweight, light heavyweight, cruiserweight and heavyweight
  • Robert J. Jimmerson, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 9th District, 1855 [3]

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  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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