Nimmo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Nimmo family

The surname Nimmo was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat from early times.

Early History of the Nimmo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nimmo research. Another 147 words (10 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Nimmo Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Nimmo family (pre 1700)

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United States Nimmo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nimmo Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Nimmo, who settled in Virginia in 1716
  • James Nimmo, who landed in Virginia in 1716 [1]
  • William Nimmo, who arrived in Virginia in 1748 [1]
  • John Nimmo, who settled in New England in 1772
Nimmo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Archibald Nimmo, who settled in Philadelphia in 1864

Australia Nimmo migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Nimmo Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Nimmo, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenswilly" in 1839 [2]
  • Peter Nimmo, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]

New Zealand Nimmo migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Nimmo Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Ann Nimmo, Scottish settler travelling from Leith aboard the ship 'Melbourne' arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 18th March 1861 [4]
  • William Nimmo, aged 24, a joiner, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Nimmo (post 1700) +

  • 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 [5]
  • Alexander Nimmo (1783-1832), Scottish engineer and architect
  • Ian Nimmo (b. 1985), Scottish rugby union player
  • Dame Alison Nimmo D.B.E., C.B.E. (b. 1964), born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scottish Chartered Surveyor current Chief Executive of the The Crown Estate, was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire on the 29th December 2018 for public service and services to the Exchequer by Her Majesty The Queen [6]
  • 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)
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GLENSWILLY 1839 (also called DAWSONS). Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Glenswilly.htm
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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