Show ContentsLearmont History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Learmont family

The surname Learmont was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Learmont family

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Learmont Spelling Variations

The name, Learmont, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Learmont, Learmonth, Learmond, Leirmonth, Larmonth, Lermont and many more.

Early Notables of the Learmont family (pre 1700)

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United States Learmont migration to the United States +

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Learmont surname who came to North America were:

Learmont Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Effraim Learmont, who settled in Philadelphia with his wife in 1775
Learmont Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Learmont, who settled in Philadelphia in 1834

Australia Learmont migration to Australia +

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

Learmont Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Archibald Learmont, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle" [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Learmont (post 1700) +

  • Andrew Learmont, British Geographer
  • Brigadier James Learmont Melville (b. 1888), Canadian Chief Engineer 1st Canadian Army, England [2]


The Learmont 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: Spero
Motto Translation: I hope.


  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 26th June 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Taymouth Castle 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/taymouthcastle1855.shtml.
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) James Melville. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Melville/James_Learmont/Canada.html


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