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Multiple Origins for the Surname Justis


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.

Justis Early Origins



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.

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Justis Spelling Variations


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Justis Spelling Variations



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

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Justis Early History


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Justis Early History



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

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Justis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Justis Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Justis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Justis, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1725
  • John Justis, who landed in North Carolina in 1748

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Justis (post 1700)


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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

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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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    2. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    8. 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.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
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    The Justis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Justis 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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