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The Scottish Dormonte 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.

Dormonte Early Origins



The surname Dormonte 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.

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Dormonte Spelling Variations


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Dormonte Spelling Variations



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

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Dormonte Early History


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Dormonte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dormonte 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 Dormonte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dormonte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dormonte Early Notables (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 Dormonte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dormonte In Ireland


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Dormonte In Ireland



Some of the Dormonte 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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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: Gang warily
Motto Translation: Go carefully.


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    11. ...

    The Dormonte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dormonte 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 27 September 2013 at 13:23.

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