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The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Scotland were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Scottish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The surname Lemmond 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.

Lemmond Early Origins



The surname Lemmond 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.

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Lemmond Spelling Variations


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Lemmond Spelling Variations



The frequent translations of surnames from and into Gaelic, accounts for the multitude of spelling variations found in Scottish surnames. 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 Lemmond has also been spelled Lamont, Lamonte, Lamond, Lammon, Lamon, Lamount and many more.

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Lemmond Early History


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Lemmond Early History



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

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Lemmond Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lemmond Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Lemmond In Ireland


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Lemmond In Ireland



Some of the Lemmond 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first North American settlers with Lemmond name or one of its variants:

Lemmond Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • J. Mary Lemmond, aged 41, who settled in Thomaston, Ma., in 1913

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lemmond (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lemmond (post 1700)



  • Charles D. Lemmond Jr., American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 20th District, 1985-2004
  • Alyse Cynthia Eady Lemmond (b. 1988), American news anchor and beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Arkansas 2010
  • Travis Andrew Lemmond (b. 1950), American actor from Dallas, Texas
  • Charles D. Lemmond Jr. (1929-2012), American politician, Republican Member of the Pennsylvania Senate from the 20th district (1985 to 2006)

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Motto


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


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Lemmond Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lemmond 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 November 2017 at 13:15.

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