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Where did the Scottish Nimmo family come from? What is the Scottish Nimmo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Nimmo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Nimmo family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Nimmo, Newmarch, Nemmoke, Nemmock, Newmarsh and others.

First found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat from early times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nimmo research. Another 385 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1459, 1616, and 1679 are included under the topic Early Nimmo History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Nimmo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nimmo Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Nimmo settled in Virginia in 1716
  • James Nimmo, who landed in Virginia in 1716
  • William Nimmo, who arrived in Virginia in 1748
  • John Nimmo settled in New England in 1772

Nimmo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Nimmo settled in Philadelphia in 1864

Nimmo Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Nimmo arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenswilly" in 1839
  • Peter Nimmo, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia

Nimmo Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Nimmo, aged 24, a joiner, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875


  • William Lorne "Bill" Nimmo (1917-2011), American television and radio personality, best known as Johnny Carson's sidekick on the show Who Do You Trust?
  • Robert "Bob" Nimmo (1922-2005), American military officer and politician; he served in the California State Assembly (1973 to 1977) and California State Senate (1977 to 1981)
  • Justin Nimmo (b. 1974), American actor
  • Mary Nimmo (1842-1899), American 19th century landscape artist
  • Robert P. Nimmo, American politician, Mayor of Atascadero, California, 1992-93, 1993-94
  • Alexander Nimmo (1783-1832), Scottish engineer and architect
  • Ian Nimmo (b. 1985), Scottish rugby union player
  • John Nimmo J.P. C.E. (1819-1904), Australian politician, Member for Emerald Hill, Victoria (1877-1889)
  • Sir John Angus Nimmo CBE, QC (1909-1997), Australian judge, Chief Justice of Fiji (1972-1974)
  • Alison Nimmo (b. 1964), British Chief Executive of the Crown Estate



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  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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  10. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
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The Nimmo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nimmo 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 October 2015 at 10:51.

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