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Drum is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts, a tribe in ancient Scotland. The Drum family lived on the lands of Drum, in the parish of Drumoak in Aberdeenshire where the name can be found since very early times.

Drum Early Origins



The surname Drum 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. The family is of local origin from Drum in the parish of Drumoak. "The original name of this place was Dalmaik, by which it is still generally called by the inhabitants, though the denomination of Drumoak has also been used for more than 300 years; the latter appellation is said to be derived from the Gaelic word drum, signifying the ridge of a hill, and the term Moloch, corrupted into Moak, the name of a celebrated saint to whose honour a monastery was erected in St. Servanus' isle, on the water of Leven. The name of Dalmaik is compounded of the Gaelic Dal, a haugh or valley, and St. Moloch, corrupted into Maik, and signifies the valley of St. Moloch, a description applicable to the district containing the ruins of the old church, near which is a well called St. Maik's Well. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Drum is one of the four estates in the parish. The lands of Cutler have been held by the family from a very early period. Some of the first records of the name were: John de Drum who was prebendary of Butirgill, 1372, and another John de Drum who was prebendary of Buthirgill in 1449. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Drum Spelling Variations


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Drum Spelling Variations



The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Drum has been spelled Drum, Drumm and others.

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Drum Early History


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Drum Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drum research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1539, 1600, 1685, 1748 and are included under the topic Early Drum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Drum Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Drum In Ireland


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Drum In Ireland



Some of the Drum family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 165 words (12 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



The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Drum:

Drum Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Cathrina Drum, aged 11, landed in New York in 1710
  • Adam Drum, aged 31, landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Phillip Drum who settled in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Philip Drum, aged 36, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Simon Drum, who arrived in America in 1739
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Drum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Drum, aged 16, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Nathl Drum, aged 34, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • William Drum, aged 20, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Oliver Drum, aged 25, arrived in Maryland in 1813
  • Thomas Drum, aged 24, arrived in America in 1822
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Drum Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edward Drum, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Ann Drum, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Mr. John James Drum, aged 6 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Rose" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle on 16th June 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 26)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Drum (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Drum (post 1700)



  • Richard Coulter Drum (1825-1909), American Adjutant General of the United States Army from 1880 to 1889
  • James W. Drum, American architect in the mid 1800s
  • Lieutenant-General Hugh Aloysius Drum (1879-1951), American Commanding General Northeast Defense Command (1941-1943), eponym of Fort Drum
  • Kevin Drum (b. 1958), American political blogger and columnist
  • James Drum (1920-1976), American actor, known for his roles in Sssssss (1973), Studs Lonigan (1960) and Bonnie's Kids (1973)
  • Marcus James Drum (b. 1987), Australian rules footballer
  • Damian Kevin Drum (b. 1960), the Australian Nationals member for Northern Region in the Victorian parliament
  • Christopher James Drum (b. 1974), New Zealand cricket player

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 26)

Other References

  1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  4. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Drum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drum 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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