The Scottish Dromount 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; and Annabella Drummond (c.
1350–1401), Queen Consort of Scotland
as the wife of Robert III of Scotland.
Early Origins of the Dromount family
The surname Dromount was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
. 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.
Early History of the Dromount family
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Dromount Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Drummond, Drumond, Drummann (Gaelic) and others.
Early Notables of the Dromount family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Margaret Drummond (c.
1475-1501), mistress of King James IV of Scotland
, she died from food poisoniing in 1501, she was a daughter of John Drummond, 1st Lord Drummond (died 1519), was a Scottish statesman; William Drummond (1585-1649), Scottish poet; Patrick Drummond, 3rd Lord... Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dromount Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dromount family to Ireland
Some of the Dromount family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Dromount family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Drummond who settled in Brunswick N.Carolina in 1775; Joseph Drummond settled in Virginia in 1738; Michael Drummond settled in Virginia in 1731; Daniel David, James, Jane, Samuel, William, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865.
The Dromount Motto
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.