Drumm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The chronicles of the Drumm family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts. The ancestors of the Drumm family lived on the lands of Drum, in the parish of Drumoak in Aberdeenshire where the name can be found since very early times.
Early Origins of the Drumm family
The surname Drumm 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. "  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. 
Early History of the Drumm family
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Drumm Spelling Variations
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Drumm has been written Drum, Drumm and others.
Early Notables of the Drumm family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Drumm is the 9,712nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Drumm family to Ireland
Some of the Drumm family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Drumm:
Drumm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Drumm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century