Drummond History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Scottish Drummond 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. 1350–1401), Queen Consort of Scotland as the wife of Robert III of Scotland.

Early Origins of the Drummond family

The surname Drummond 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.

Important Dates for the Drummond family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drummond research. Another 140 words (10 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 Drummond History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Drummond Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Drummond family (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 Drummond; Lady Lilias Drummond (c. 1621-1663); Sir John Drummond (1620-1678), Scottish peer...
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Migration of the Drummond family to Ireland

Some of the Drummond family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Drummond migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drummond Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Gawen Drummond, who landed in New Jersey in 1677 [1]
Drummond Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Patrick Drummond, who arrived in New England in 1729 [1]
  • Michael Drummond, who settled in Virginia in 1731
  • Joseph Drummond, who settled in Virginia in 1738
  • Andrew Drummond, who settled in Boston in 1767
  • John Drummond who settled in Brunswick N. Carolina in 1775
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Drummond Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Walter Drummond, aged 47, who landed in Georgia in 1812 [1]
  • James Drummond, aged 27, who landed in New York in 1817 [1]
  • Catherine Drummond, who arrived in New York in 1820 [1]
  • Adam Drummond, who settled in New York in 1831
  • Stewart Drummond, who landed in New York in 1833 [1]
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Drummond migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drummond Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Lt. Capt. Peter Drummond U.E. born in Saratoga Lake, New York, USA who arrived at Haldimand County, Ontario c. 1780 he enlisted in 1776 served in Loyal Rangers Regiment 8th Company, 8th Regiment, King's Royal Regiment on New York he settled on land in the Johnstown in 1793 [2]
  • Mr. Jonathan Dubble U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harboutr, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. Donald du McGillis U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Ms. Ann Drummond U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Jacobina Drummond U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 he was a surgeon, served in the King's American Regiment [2]
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Drummond Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Andrew T. Drummond, who settled in Montreal in 1815
  • William Drummond, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1841
  • Jane Drummond, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1844

Drummond migration to Australia

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

Drummond Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Stephen Drummond, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Winchester" in 1838 [3]
  • Margaret Drummond, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [4]
  • Benjamin Drummond, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [4]
  • Sarah Drummond, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [4]
  • Alfred Drummond, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [4]
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Drummond 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:

Drummond Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Donald Drummond, aged 28, a farm servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • James Drummond, aged 15, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • Donald Drummond, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Bengal Merchant
  • David Drummond, aged 27, a farmer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Fifeshire" in 1842
  • Jane Drummond, aged 24, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Fifeshire" in 1842
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Contemporary Notables of the name Drummond (post 1700)

  • John Willie Drummond (1919-2016), American politician, Member of the South Carolina Senate (1966-2008)
  • Garry Neil Drummond Sr. (1938-2016), American heir, business executive and philanthropist, CEO of the Drummond Company
  • Alice Elizabeth Drummond (1928-2016), American Tony Award nominated actress
  • Johnathan "Jon" Drummond (b. 1968), American Olympic gold medalist at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Thomas Drummond (1797-1840), Scottish engineer and statesman
  • Henry Drummond (1851-1897), Scottish evangelist theologian
  • Dugald Drummond (1840-1912), Scottish steam locomotive engineer and designer
  • Dame Edith Margaret Drummond DBE (1917-1987), Scottish-born, British Royal Navy officer, Director of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) from 1964 to 1967
  • Louis Pierre Milcolombe Drummond, Count de Melfort, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [5]
  • William Henry Drummond (1854-1907), Irish-born Canadian poet
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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WINCHESTER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Winchester.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  5. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 24) Louis Drummond. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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