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One of the most common classes of Scottish surnames is the patronymic surname, which arose out of the vernacular and religious naming traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local language. Patronymic surnames of this type were usually derived from the personal name of the original bearer's father. The surname lamond is derived from the Gaelic name "MacErcharwhich" which comes from the Old Norman "Logmadr." Both words mean "the law man." The Clan's early history is linked with an ancient King of Dalriada, Comgall, who was killed in 537 AD. It is from this king that the district of Cowal received its name. The Kindred of Comgall ( Clan Lamont) is mentioned in the 7th century records Senchus Fern Alban (an account of the men of Scotland) and the earliest territories of the Clan included the island of Bute and Arran.


The surname lamond was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they were granted lands by King David. One of the first known records is of John Lamont, who, in 1296, rendered homage to King Edward I of England during the latter's brief conquest of Scotland. John Lamont is described as Chief of the Clan Lamont, son of Lagman, who was son of Gilcom M'Ferchar. His brother, Molmure, also a knight, married Christina, daughter of Alexander in 1290. However, earlier records show a reference to a Ladhmunn who was son of David, the son of King Malcolm III of Scotland. The link between Ladhmunn and Ferchar, a Chief in Cowal about 1200, is not clear, even though this Ferchar had two sons, Duncan and Malcolm, both of whom granted lands to the monks at Paisley. By this time the Clan had developed branches at Perth, Argyll, the Clan seat at Cowal, and was establishing its Castles at Toward and Ascog.

Scottish surnames are distinguished by a multitude of spelling variations because, over the centuries, the names were frequently translated into and from Gaeli c. Furthermore, the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent because medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules. The different versions of a surname, such as the inclusion of the patronymic prefix "Mac", frequently indicated a religious or Clan affiliation or even a division of the family. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into Scotland, accelerating accentuating the alterations to various surnames. The name lamond has also been spelled Lamont, Lamonte, Lamond, Lammon, Lamon, Lamount and many more.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lamond research. Another 588 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1456, 1539, and 1663 are included under the topic Early lamond History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


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


Some of the lamond family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name lamond, or a variant listed above:

lamond Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Lamond settled in New England in 1718

lamond Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jahn Lamond, aged 39, landed in New York, NY in 1812-1813
  • Annie Lamond, aged 55, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1892
  • Charles Lamond, aged 15, who settled in America, in 1894
  • David D Lamond, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Glasgow, in 1897

lamond Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • David D. Lamond, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Euphemia Lamond, aged 24, who landed in America from Dunfeimlus, in 1903
  • Angus Lamond, aged 50, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1905
  • Annie Lamond, aged 62, who landed in America from Dundee, in 1906
  • Christina Lamond, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Denny, Scotland, in 1910
  • ...

lamond Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Lamond, who settled in Prince Edward Island in 1803
  • Jane Lamond, who arrived in Nava Scotia in 1848
  • Merran Lamond, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1848

lamond Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Lamond, Scottish convict from Edinburgh, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Dugald Lamond, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Alexander Lamond, aged 20, a shepherd, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"

  • Donald Douglas "Don" Lamond (1920-2003), American jazz drummer who performed and recorded with Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Johnny Smith, Benny Goodman, Ruby Braff and many more
  • Angus Lamond (1909-1965), American lacrosse player, inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1977
  • William Bradley Lamond RBA (1857-1924), Scottish painter
  • Frederic Archibald Lamond (1868-1948), Scottish pianist and composer, the second-last surviving pupil of Franz Liszt
  • Frederic Lamond (b. 1931), English Wiccan
  • Mary Jane Lamond (b. 1960), Canadian folk musician, known for her Canadian Gaelic folk songs from Cape Breton Island
  • Toni Lamond AM (b. 1932), Australian cabaret singer, stage actor, dancer and comedienne
  • James Lamond (1928-2007), British Labour politician, Member of Parliament for Oldham East from 1970 to 1983
  • Henry George Lamond (1885-1969), Australian farmer and writer, known for his novels about the land, people and animals of outback Queensland
  • Hector Lamond (1865-1947), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Illawarra (1917-1922)

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: Ne parcas nec spernas
Motto Translation: Neither spare nor dispose.


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    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
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    The lamond Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The lamond 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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