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The name Bannerman began among the descendants of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. It was a name for a person who was the standard bearer for the king. While the origin of this name is still somewhat in dispute, most references agree that the name is derived from the Old English word banere and the word man. The family claim that their progenitor was standard-bearer to Malcolm Ceanmore about 1070.

Bannerman Early Origins



The surname Bannerman was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat at Clyntreys. The first of the name on record is Donald Bannerman, King's Physician to King David II of Scotland in the year 1368, although traditionally the family claim that their progenitor was Standard Bearer to Malcolm Canmore in Scotland about the year 1070.

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Bannerman Spelling Variations


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Bannerman Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Bannerman has appeared Bannerman, Bannaman, Bannermane, Banerman, Banermain, Bannermain and many more.

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Bannerman Early History


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Bannerman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bannerman research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1382, 1400, 1467, 1500, and 1715 are included under the topic Early Bannerman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bannerman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bannerman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bannerman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Bannerman name:

Bannerman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Bannerman, who landed in North America in 1766

Bannerman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Bannerman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Bannerman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Bannerman, aged 19, who landed in Canada in 1812
  • John Bannerman, aged 19, who landed in Red River, Canada in 1812
  • George Bannerman, aged 22, who arrived in Canada in 1812
  • George Bannerman, aged 22, who landed in Red River, Canada in 1812
  • Hugh Bannerman, aged 18, who arrived in Canada in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bannerman Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • George Bannerman, aged 22, who arrived in Churchill Factory, Canada in 1913

Bannerman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Bannerman, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"

Bannerman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Peter Bannerman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir George Grey" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bannerman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bannerman (post 1700)



  • Arthur Marling Bannerman (1900-1976), American College President, Lafayette College, North Carolina
  • Sir George Bannerman (1827-1901), 10th Baronet of Elsick, Kincardine
  • Sir Alexander Bannerman (1823-1877), 9th Baronet of Elsick, Kincardine
  • Sir Charles Bannerman (1782-1851), 8th Baronet of Elsick, Kincardine
  • Sir Alexander Bannerman (1769-1840), 7th Baronet of Elsick, Kincardine
  • Sir Alexander Bannerman (1741-1813), 6th Baronet of Elsick, Kincardine
  • Sir Edward Trotter Bannerman (d. 1796), 5th Baronet of Elsick, Kincardine
  • Sir Alexander Bannerman (d. 1770), 4th Baronet of Elsick, Kincardine
  • Sir Alexander Bannerman (d. 1747), 3rd Baronet of Elsick, Kincardine
  • Sir Alexander Bannerman (d. 1742), 2nd Baronet of Elsick, Kincardine
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Pro patria
Motto Translation: For my country.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    6. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    The Bannerman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bannerman 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 25 May 2013 at 05:35.

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