The ancestors of the surname Lummisden were thought to have been a Boernician
family in ancient Scotland
. They 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 Lummisden family
The surname Lummisden 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 Lummisden family
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Lummisden Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries and printing presses went into use in the last few hundred
years, spelling, particularly of names, was a largely intuitive matter. Consequently, many spelling variations
occur in even the simplest names from the Middle Ages. Lummisden has been spelled Lumsden, Lumsdane, Lummsdaine, Lammestone and many more.
Early Notables of the Lummisden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lummisden family to the New World and Oceana
The east coasts of the United States and Canada are still populated by many of the descendents of the Boernician-Scottish families who made that great crossing. They distributed themselves evenly when they first arrived, but at the time of the War of Independence
those who remained loyal to England
went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. This century, many of their ancestors have recovered their past heritage through highland games and other Scottish functions in North America. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that many immigrants bearing the name Lummisden or a variant listed above: Henry Lumsden, who settled in Maryland in 1715; James Lumsden settled in Virginia in 1774.
The Lummisden 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.