Dalrymple History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The chronicles of the Dalrymple family show that the name was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for a person who lived in Ayrshire (present day Strathclyde region) and comes from the Gaelic "dail chruim puill", which means "field of the crooked stream." Another source claims the translation a little differently: "this place derives its name, in the Celtic language signifying "the dale of the crooked water," from the situation of its village on a bend of the river Doon. " [1]

Early Origins of the Dalrymple family

The surname Dalrymple was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire.

"The barony, which in ancient times was held by a family who took their name from the lands, was, in the reign of David II., divided into two portions, and held by two families named Dalrymple, descended from one common ancestor." [1]

Early records of Clan members mention James Dalrymple, who was a witness on a charter of Robert, Earl of Fife in around 1390. John de Dalrympil was provost of Edinburgh in 1392. Gilbert of Dalrympille was held in the Tower of London as a Scottish prisoner of war; he was released in 1413. James Dalrymple of Stair (1619-1695), was created Viscount of Stair in 1690 by King William. His third son Hew Dalrymple (1652-1737), who held the title of Lord North Berwick was created Baronet of Nova Scotia in 1698. Descended from Hew was Marion (1708-40), who created much controversy in the Clan when she turned down a proposal of marriage in 1732 from the infamous 11th Lord Fraser of Lovat. She would marry Donald Mackay, 4th Lord Reay later in that same year.

Dalrymple Clansmen fought in the Scots guard of France, where their name was recorded in the muster rolls as "de Romple".

Early History of the Dalrymple family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dalrymple research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1371, 1413, 1704, 1800, 1619, 1695, 1648, 1707, 1650, 1719, 1652, 1737, 1698, 1737, 1665, 1721, 1720, 1692, 1751, 1650, 1719, 1673, 1747 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Dalrymple History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dalrymple Spelling Variations

The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Dalrymple has been spelled Dalrymple, Dalrimple, Dalremple, Dalrympel, Dalrimpel and many more.

Early Notables of the Dalrymple family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount of Stair (1619-1695), Scottish lawyer and statesman; John Dalrymple the Master of Stair (1648-1707), a Scottish noble; Sir James Dalrymple, 1st Baronet (1650-1719), a Scottish writer, Principal Clerk of Session; Sir Hew Dalrymple, Lord North Berwick (1652-1737), a Scottish judge and politician, Lord President of the Court of Session (1698-1737); Sir David...
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Ireland Migration of the Dalrymple family to Ireland

Some of the Dalrymple family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Dalrymple migration to the United States +

The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Dalrymple Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Dalrymple who settled in North Carolina in 1775
  • William Dalrymple who settled in North Carolina in 1775
  • Ann Dalrymple, aged 9, who arrived in North Carolina in 1775 [2]
  • Archd Dalrymple, aged 15, who landed in New York, NY in 1775 [2]
  • Janet Dalrymple, aged 7, who landed in North Carolina in 1775 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Dalrymple Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Dalrymple, aged 25, who arrived in Georgia in 1812 [2]
  • Archie Dalrymple who settled in North Carolina

Australia Dalrymple migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Dalrymple Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Samuel Dalrymple, Scottish convict who was convicted in Glasgow, Scotland for 14 years , transported aboard the "Bengal Merchant" on 13th March 1828, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [3]

New Zealand Dalrymple migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Dalrymple Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. W. Dalrymple, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Norfolk" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand in August 1851 [4]
  • Mr. Dalrymple, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Rajah" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 6th October 1853 [5]
  • Mr. Learmonth Dalrymple, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Rajah" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 6th October 1853 [5]
  • Miss Isabella Dalrymple, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Rajah" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 6th October 1853 [5]
  • Miss Annie Dalrymple, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Rajah" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 6th October 1853 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Dalrymple (post 1700) +

  • G. Brent Dalrymple (b. 1937), American geologist awarded the National Medal of Science in 2003
  • Farel Dalrymple (b. 1972), award-winning American artist and alternative comics creator
  • Abner Frank Dalrymple (1857-1939), American left fielder in Major League Baseball
  • John "Jack" Dalrymple (b. 1948), American politician and businessman, the 36th Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
  • Sir David Dalrymple Hailes (1726-1792), Scottish judge, he was best known for the chronological "Annals of Scotland (1776-1779)
  • Sir John Dalrymple (1726-1810), 4th baronet of Cranstoun, a noted Scottish historian, educated at Edinburgh and Cambridge, he traveled around continental Europe collecting Jacobite archives, and implicating leading Whig politicians of his day in scandal
  • Alexander Dalrymple (1737-1808), Scottish geographer and the first Hydrographer of the British Admiralty
  • William Dalrymple (b. 1965), Scottish historian and writer
  • Ian Dalrymple (1903-1989), British screenwriter, film director and producer
  • Sir Thomas Dalrymple Hesketh (1777-1842), 3rd Baronet of Rufford, English peer

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. David Dalrymple, Scottish 2nd Class passenger residing in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [6]
  • Mr. James Dalrymple, English Refrigeration Greaser from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [7]


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bengal-merchant
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  7. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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