Family Edmonstone Virtus Auget Honorum / Virtue Increases Honour
Arms: Or three crescents, with a double treasure, flory - counterflory, gu. Crest: Out of ducal coronet, or, a swan's head and neck ppr. Seats: Colzium and Duntreath, co. Stirling.
EDINGTON Eddington. From the old barony of the same name in the parish of Chirnside, Berwickshire. Aldanus de Edington and his son Adam successively attested charters granted to the Priory of Coldingham by Waldeve and Patrick, earls of Dunbar, between 1166 and 1189, and Robert of Edington is also amung the witnesses to a charter of 1193(Raine 136, 115, 116, 117, 140, etc.). Adam de Edintun also witnessed a charter by earl Waldeve to the monks of Melrose of pasture on Lammermuir, c. 1166-1182 (Frasers of Philorth, I). John of Edyntton in 1290 granted a charter in favor of the Abbey of Neubotle (Neubotle, p. 164), and Walter de Edynton, a Scots prisoner of war taken at Dunbar in 1296 and sent to Fotheringay Castle was still prisoner there in 1298 (Bain, II, p. 177, 260). The seal of Ricarde de Edington is appended to a document regarding some rights of common c. 1450 (Seals Supp., 333), and the seal of Gilbert de Edington is appended to an inquistion held in the court of Sir Alexander, Lord Home, bailie of Coldingham, in 1453 (ibid., 332). Thomas de Edingtoun de eodem is mentioned in a retour of lands of Wedderburn in 1468 (Sc. Ant., VII, p. 25), and Robert of Edington is in record in 1478 (Home, 17). James Edington and others were summoned for holding the Castle of Dunbar against the king in 1479 (APS., II, p. 125). Richard of Edingtone and Robert of Edingtone witnessed an instrument of sasine in 1479, and Edward Edyngtone witnessed a simular instrument in 1496 (Home, 24, 28). Dik Ethingtouñ son was summoned in 1479 to answer to Parliament for treason and other crimes (APS., II, p. 129), and David Edington of that Ilk was one of the merse proprietors who, in 1567, signed a bond of adherence to James VI as king (Crawford, Officers of state, p. 443). Another David Edingtoune was a commander of troops in Sweden under the great Gustavus Adolphus, William Idingtoun was retoured heir in lands in the barony of Coldingham in 1634 (Retours, Berwick, 206), Anna Idintoune is recorded in Coldinghame, 1673 (Lauder), and Elspit Edentoune died in the Kirktoun of Strickmartin in 1679 (Jervise, I, p. 204). The Edingtons of that Ilk sold their lands in 1594 to Sir George Ramsay of Dalhousie. Ethington 1578. Local pronunciation of the name is Ee-din-tun and Ee-thin-tun. EDMESTON. Edmiston. Shortened forms of Edmondston, q.v., as shown by the entry "Edmiestoun of Duntreath" in 1681. James Edmenstoune of Ballewyn in record in Glasgow in 1550 (Protocols, I). Edmistoun 1641, Edmistone 1650, American-Anglicized-English: Edmonston. Edmond, Edmund. The OE. personal name Eádmund. Aedmund the chamberlain (camerarius) witnessed the charter by David I granting Estrahanet (Annandale) to Robert Brus, c. 1124 (Nat. MSS., I, 19). Ædmund filius Forn and Ædmund de fa3eside were witnesses to a charter by Thor, son of Swani, c. 1150 (LSC., p. 11). William Edmen, juror on an inquisition at Stirling in 1598, appears in the following year as William Edmond, bailie of Sterling, and in 1604 as Ednem (SBR., p. 89, 93, 110). Janet Edmont is recorded in Edinburgh in 1617 (Edinb. Marr.). John Philip Edmond was a distinguished Scottish bibliographer., EDMONDSON, Edmondstone 'son of Edmond', q.v. Laurence filius Aedmund witnessed a charter by Adam, son of Serol, of six acres of land of Gorgin (Gorgie), a. 1200 (LSC., 34), and John Edmundson was burgess of Aberdene in 1406 (Friars, 25)., EDMONSTON, Edmondstone, Edmonstone, Edmiston. The Edmonstons take their name from Edmonstone, the tún of Eadmund, near Edinburgh, their original home. The tún may have derived its name from Aedmund filius Forn, one of the witnesses to a charter bt Thor filius Swani, c. 1150 (LSC., p. 11). They also settled in later times in Berwickshire and in Lanarkshire on lands to which they gave their name. Henry de Edmundistun who witnessed a charter c. 1200 by Henry de Brade (LSC., 57) is probably the first of the name in record Henricus de Edmundiston who witnessed a quit claim of land in Swinis Keeth, 1248 (RD., p. 970), may be the same person. William, son and heir of Haldwin of Edmideston, resigned his land of Edmideston in the tenement of Biggar, 1322 (RHM.). John de Edmundston appears in 1368 (RMS., I, 281, etc.). The name was carried to the Shetland Isles c. 1560, and there was a family of Edmondston of Unst, of which the late Mrs. Saxby, the novelist, was a distinguished member. John Edmestoun made a burgess freeman of Glasgow, 1612 (Burgesses), Ursilla Edmesson in record in Windhouse, 1648 (Shetland), and Andrew Edmestoun was notary in Lauder, 1650 (RRM., I, p. 127). Eadmundston 1338, Edemeston 1605, Edmestoune of that Ilk. See also Edmeston. (Continued see also Ednam p. 239-240). *THE SURNAMES OF SCOTLAND THEIR ORIGIN, MEANING, AND HISTORY. By: George F. Black PH. D. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015011274175;vi...
. Permanent Link to this Book https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015011274175;vi...
Surname Variations: * Edmonstone, Edmonston, Edmonson, Eadmund, Edmundiston, Admundus, Edmonsten, Edmonstons, Edmonstoun, Edmonstun, Edmonstown, Edmonstowne, Edmonstoune, Edmonsto, Edmounston, Edmonstuoun, Edmonstion, Edomnston, Edmoneston, Edmoniston, Eadmonstoune, Edmunston, Edmonstow, Edmonstron, Edmondston, Edmonstom, Edmonstonne, Edmonstin, Edmontson, Edmontstoun, Edmminston, Edmonstine, Edmonstop, Edmonzson, Edmoston, Edmundson, Edmoiston, Edmiston, Eadmonson, Edmondstoune, Edmondstowne, Edmondton, Edmonsen, Edmonsoon, Edministon, Edminsten, Aedminston, Edminstoun, Edmenstoun, Edemonstone, Edmonestotone, Edmonso, Edmundston, Edmundstone, Edmonsn, Edmonsdson, Edmondstom, Edmisnston, Edmondson, Edemonson, Edmonison, Edmonse, Edmonsond, Edmonsonm, Edmonsonns, Edmonster, Edmountson, Edmountstone, Edmonsun, Edmontdson, Edmunton, Edmyston, Edunston, Edmundstonn, Edmunson, Edmonsor, Edmonsin, Edmonsan, Edmondstone, Edmondsoon, Edmondon, Edminstion, Edmondston, Edenston, Ediminston, Edmondstonne, Edmonscote, Edmonos, Edmondoon, Edmondsdon, Edmondsn, Edmondson's, Edmondeson, Edmistonn, Edmandston, Eddenston, Edmisston, Edmindston, Edmingston, Edmones, Edmonmdson, Edmono, Edmonodson, Edmustonn, Edomston, Edmouston, Edmontone, Edmundus, Edmundistun, Edmond, Ednem, Edmund, Eddmund, Aedmund, Edmen, Edmud, Eadmundiston, Edmisoun, Edmondstone, Edmiestoun, Edmideston, Edminster, Edmanson, Edenham, Edenam, Edmyndsson, Elphinstone, Edmiston, Oddnunson, Edmans, Eminson, Admistoune, Edmont, Edington, Ethingmiis son, Edname, Elphinstone.
I have all the Sources that I used to make this post, but felt that it goes against the rules to post them here. HAGD = Have A Great Day