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lammestomb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

A Boernician family in ancient Scotland were the ancestors of those who first used the name lammestomb. They lived in the parish of Coldingham, Berwickshire. They derived their name from the name of their manor, Lumsden. The name means Lumm's Valley in Old English, from the personal name Lumm.

Early Origins of the lammestomb family

The surname lammestomb was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the lammestomb family

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lammestomb Spelling Variations

Spelling variations occur frequently in Scottish names that date from the medieval era. They result from a general lack of grammatical rules and the tendency to spell names according to sound. lammestomb has been spelled Lumsden, Lumsdane, Lummsdaine, Lammestone and many more.

Early Notables of the lammestomb family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the lammestomb family to the New World and Oceana

In the 20th century, the ancestors of many of those Boernician-Scottish people still populate North America. They distributed themselves on either side of the border at the time of the War of Independence. United Empire Loyalists went north to Canada and those who wanted a new nation stayed south. Both groups went on to found great nations. Some of the first North American settlers with lammestomb name or one of its variants: Henry Lumsden, who settled in Maryland in 1715; James Lumsden settled in Virginia in 1774.

The lammestomb 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: Dei dono sum quod sum
Motto Translation: By the bounty of God I am what I am.

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