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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Rome, Room, Rooms, Roome, Roomes and others.

First found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat some say from about the 12th century. Seated at Gretna, they early became friends and allies of the great Clan Johnston and later as the numbers of the Clan diminished they held under them for protection. Nevertheless, the Roomes were a Clan in their own right and had a chief. They were registered in Scottish Parliament as a clan in 1597 and responsible for the defense of Annandale, against the English.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rummer research. Another 173 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1603, 1638, 1770, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Rummer History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rummer Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernard Rummer, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • Barbara Rummer, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Jane Rummer, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Othilie Rummer, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1893

Rummer Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Johann Rummer, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States, in 1915
  • Thos. Rummer, aged 34, who emigrated to America, in 1919
  • Frank W Rummer, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Edwin Rummer, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Edward Rummer, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1923


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: Pungit sed placit
Motto Translation: It is painful, but pleasing


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