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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.

Justin Early Origins



The surname Justin 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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Justin Spelling Variations


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Justin Spelling Variations



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

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Justin Early History


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Justin Early History



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

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Justin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Justin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Justin 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:

Justin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Justin, who landed in New York, NY in 1811

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Contemporary Notables of the name Justin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Justin (post 1700)



  • Jules J. Justin, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1946, 1948
  • John S. Justin Jr. (1917-2001), American politician, Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas, 1961-63
  • Alan J. Justin, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 146th District, 1973-74

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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. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. 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.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
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    The Justin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Justin 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 28 October 2015 at 09:29.

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