The Lummisdan family lived in the parish of Coldingham
. They derived their name from the name of their manor, Lumsden. The name means Lumm's Valley
in Old English, from the personal name
Early Origins of the Lummisdan family
The surname Lummisdan 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 Lummisdan family
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Lummisdan Spelling Variations
Over the years, Lummisdan has been written It appears under these variations because medieval scribes spelled names according to sound rather than by any over-arching set of rules. Lumsden, Lumsdane, Lummsdaine, Lammestone and many more.
Early Notables of the Lummisdan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lummisdan family to the New World and Oceana
When these Boernician-Scottish settlers arrived in North America they brought little with them and often had restart their lives from scratch. Through time, much of their heritage was lost, and it is only this century through Clan
societies and highland games that many have recovered their national heritage. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Lummisdan family to immigrate North America: Henry Lumsden, who settled in Maryland in 1715; James Lumsden settled in Virginia in 1774.
The Lummisdan 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.