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Origins Available: German, Scottish
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. 1350–1401), Queen Consort of Scotland as the wife of Robert III of Scotland.
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.
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.
Another 235 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Drummond Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Drummond Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Drummond Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Drummond Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Drummond Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Drummond Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Drummond Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Drummond Settlers in New Zealand 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.
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...More
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.
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.
This page was last modified on 29 December 2015 at 10:37.