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

The ancestors of the first family to use the name lammestone were thought to have lived among the Boernician tribe of ancient Scotland. They lived in the parish of Coldingham, Berwickshire. They derived their name from the name of their manor, Lumsden. The name means Lumm's Valley in Old English, from the personal name Lumm.

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Before the printing press and the first dictionaries appeared, names and other words were often spelled differently every time they were written. lammestone has appeared under the variations Lumsden, Lumsdane, Lummsdaine, Lammestone and many more.

First found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lammestone research. Another 297 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1188, 1296, 1328, 1350, 1598 and 1660 are included under the topic Early lammestone History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 53 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lammestone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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The Scots who crossed the Atlantic were often on the run from poverty as well as persecution. They brought little with them, and often had nothing of their home country to hand down to their children. In the 20th century, Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Boernician Scots to recover their lost national legacy. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name lammestone were among those contributors: Henry Lumsden, who settled in Maryland in 1715; James Lumsden settled in Virginia in 1774.

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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: Dei dono sum quod sum
Motto Translation: By the bounty of God I am what I am.

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The lammestone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lammestone 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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