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The Scottish Drummond 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. 13501401), Queen Consort of Scotland as the wife of Robert III of Scotland.

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The surname Drummond 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Drummond, Drumond, Drummann (Gaelic) and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drummond research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1345, 1491, 1488, 1585, 1649, 1681, 1475, 1501, 1501, 1519, 1585, 1649, 1621, 1663, 1620, 1678, 1588, 1662, 1617, 1688, 1617, 1677, 1637 and are included under the topic Early Drummond History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Drummond Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Drummond 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drummond Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gawen Drummond, who landed in New Jersey in 1677

Drummond Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Patrick Drummond, who arrived in New England in 1729
  • Michael Drummond settled in Virginia in 1731
  • Joseph Drummond settled in Virginia in 1738
  • Andrew Drummond, who came to Boston in 1767
  • John Drummond who settled in Brunswick N. Carolina in 1775
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Drummond Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Walter Drummond, aged 47, landed in Georgia in 1812
  • James Drummond, aged 27, landed in New York in 1817
  • Catherine Drummond, who arrived in New York in 1820
  • Adam Drummond, who came to New York in 1831
  • Stewart Drummond, who landed in New York in 1833
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Drummond Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Lt. Capt. Peter Drummond U.E. born in Saratoga Lake, New York, USA who arrived at Haldimand County, Ontario c. 1780 he enlisted in 1776 served in Loyal Rangers Regiment 8th Company, 8th Regiment, King's Royal Regiment on New York he settled on land in the Johnstown in 1793 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Jonathan Dubble U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harboutr, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Donald du McGillis U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Ms. Ann Drummond U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Jacobina Drummond U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 he was a surgeon, served in the King's American Regiment [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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Drummond Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Andrew T. Drummond, who came to Montreal in 1815
  • William Drummond, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1841
  • Jane Drummond, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1844

Drummond Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Drummond arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Winchester" in 1838
  • Margaret Drummond arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839
  • Benjamin Drummond arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839
  • Sarah Drummond arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839
  • Alfred Drummond arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839
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Drummond Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Donald Drummond, aged 28, a farm servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • James Drummond, aged 15, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • Donald Drummond landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Bengal Merchant
  • David Drummond, aged 27, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Fifeshire" in 1842
  • Jane Drummond, aged 24, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Fifeshire" in 1842
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  • Garry Neil Drummond Sr. (1938-2016), American heir, business executive and philanthropist, CEO of the Drummond Company
  • Johnathan "Jon" Drummond (b. 1968), American Olympic gold medalist at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Thomas Drummond (1797-1840), Scottish engineer and statesman
  • Henry Drummond (1851-1897), Scottish evangelist theologian
  • Dugald Drummond (1840-1912), Scottish steam locomotive engineer and designer
  • Louis Pierre Milcolombe Drummond, Count de Melfort, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • William Henry Drummond (1854-1907), Irish-born Canadian poet
  • Sir John Richard Gray Drummond CBE (1934-2006), British arts administrator and BBC executive
  • Dame Edith Drummond DBE,
  • Jon Drummond (b. 1969), Australian composer
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  • James and Cecilia Drummond and Descendants by Everett William Drummond.
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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: Gang warily
Motto Translation: Go carefully.

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Drummond
Argill, Beg, Begg, Begge, Beggs, Breuer, Brewer, Brewestar, Brewester, Brewster, Brewyer, Broistair, Broistar, Broister, Broistir, Brostar, Broster, Brouer, Brougher, Broustair, Broustar, Brouster, Broustir, Brouwer, Brower, Browestar, Browester, Browstair, Browstar, Browster, Browyer, Bruer, Bruyer, Bruyere, Bueg, Caragle, Cargal, Cargale, Cargil, Cargile, Cargill, Cargille, Cargul, Cargyle, Carigle, Carnigil, Carnigill, Carragle, Carrigle, Cornigill and more.

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Drummond Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drummond 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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