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Justis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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.

Early Origins of the Justis family


The surname Justis 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.

Early History of the Justis family


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Justis Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Justis family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Justis family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Justis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Justis, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1725 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Justis, who landed in North Carolina in 1748 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Justis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elsie Justis, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Walter Justis, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Mary Alice Justis, aged 58, who settled in America, in 1914
  • William Justis, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Justis (post 1700)


  • Walter Newton "Walt" Justis (1883-1941), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • William Everett "Bill" Justis Jr. (1926-1982), one of the first American rock and roll musicians, best known for his 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame song, "Raunchy"
  • Anna Justis, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1940 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

The Justis 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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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