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The ancient roots of the Jonstombe family are found in the Scottish-English border region where the name was first used by the people of the Boernician tribe. The Jonstombe family lived in Dumfries (now part of the region of Galloway), where they held the barony of John's Town.

Jonstombe Early Origins



The surname Jonstombe was first found in Dumfries where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Jonstombe Spelling Variations


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Jonstombe Spelling Variations



Although the name, Jonstombe, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Johnston, Johnstone, MacIain (Gaelic) and others.

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Jonstombe Early History


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Jonstombe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jonstombe research. Another 316 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1174, 1296, 1732, 1799, 1807, and 1869 are included under the topic Early Jonstombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jonstombe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jonstombe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Richard Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone (1732-1807), 1st Baronet of Hackness Hall in the North Riding of the County of York...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jonstombe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jonstombe In Ireland


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Jonstombe In Ireland



Some of the Jonstombe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 36 words (3 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Jonstombe family name Jonstombe, or who bore a variation of the surname were Archibald Johnston settled in Barbados with his two sons and servants in 1680; George Johnston settled in New England in 1685; Alexander, Arthur, Charles, Cunningham, David, Francis, George, Henry, John, Joseph, Nathan, Robert, Thomas, and William Johnston, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1865.

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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: Nunquam non paratus
Motto Translation: Never unprepared.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Jonstombe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jonstombe 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 1 April 2011 at 10:19.

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