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Origins Available: English, Scottish


As early as c. 1172, this name was used by judicial officers or judges and it is from this source the surname was more than likely derived. While there may have been Norman roots at La Justice in Normandy, the name was more likely an occupational name for someone who held the office of "the justice," in other words a judge.

Justice Early Origins



The surname Justice was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, and Angus where one of the first records of the name was Patrick Justyce as a tenant of the mill at Kelso in 1472. Just two years later, Patrick Justice, a priest who witnessed an instrument of sasine in this shire in 1474. As the forename Patrick was not very popular at this time, these two references may be the same person. The lands of James Justeis and Thomas Justeis are mentioned in Scone in 1491.

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Justice Spelling Variations


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Justice Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Justice, Justine, Justus and others.

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Justice Early History


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Justice Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Justice research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1450, 1567, 1600, and 1673 are included under the topic Early Justice History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Justice Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Justice Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Justice Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Justice Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Brita Justice, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1627

Justice Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Justice, who settled in Virginia in 1700
  • Hugh Justice settled in Virginia in 1723
  • Henry Justice settled in Maryland in 1736

Justice Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Justice arrived in San Francisco, California in 1862
  • Seabright Justice, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1880
  • John Justice, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Yorkshire, in 1893

Justice Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ithumas Moses Justice, who settled in America, in 1903
  • James J. Justice, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Edmund Justice, aged 32, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1908
  • Florence Justice, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Charles Ernest Justice, aged 20, who landed in America from Southsea, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Justice Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Justice, aged 28, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lismoyne"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Justice (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Justice (post 1700)



  • Victoria Justice (b. 1993), American actress, singer-songwriter, and dancer
  • David Christopher Justice (b. 1966), American former Major League Baseball outfielder and designated hitter
  • Donald Justice (1925-2004), American poet and teacher of writing awarded the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
  • Edward J. Justice, American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1899, 1907, 1913-14; Speaker of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1907
  • E. J. Justice, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1912 (speaker)
  • E. E. Justice, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940
  • Dolly Justice, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1996
  • Daniel R. H. Justice, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Edgecombe County, 1889-90
  • Arminta Justice, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1960
  • Aaron Justice, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 2000
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Justice


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Suggested Readings for the name Justice



  • Justice Genealogy by Rara Avis Justice.
  • The Justice Family in Virginia by O. Neil Justice.

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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: Non sine causa
Motto Translation: Not without a cause.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    2. 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.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Justice Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Justice 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 19 June 2016 at 01:40.

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