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Where did the Scottish Drumond family come from? What is the Scottish Drumond family crest and coat of arms? When did the Drumond family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Drumond family history?The Scottish Drumond surname comes from the Gaelic word "drumainn," which means "a ridge," and is a habitational name derived from the name of any of the several various places so named.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Drummond, Drumond, Drummann (Gaelic) and others.
First found in Perthshire. There is also an early reference to the Clan in the district of Lennox when Gilbert de Drummyn, who was chaplain to Alwyn, Earl of Levenax, was witness to a charter by that Earl around 1199. Malcolm de Drummond witnessed several charters by Maldouen, the third Earl of Levenax, between 1225 and 1270. The family seat was at Stobhall, Perthshire. This distinguished family is said to be descended anciently from a Prince Andreas, youngest son of the King of Hungary, and came into Scotland in the train of Queen Margaret. The Drummonds were granted the lands of Drymen. The first of the line being Sir Malcolm of Drymen. By the year 1225 Iaian, Chief of the Clan had acquired Inch Mahone in Lake Monteith. Malcolm Drummond is credited with much of the Scottish success at Bannockburn in 1314.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drumond research. Another 279 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1345, 1491, 1488, 1585, 1649, 1681, 1621, 1663, 1620, 1678, 1588, 1662, 1617, 1677 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Drumond History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 117 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Drumond Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Drumond family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Drumond Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Drumond Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Drumond Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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: Gang warily
Motto Translation: Go carefully.
The Drumond Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drumond 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.
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