The Boernician-Scottish Lummisdind 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 Lummisdind family
The surname Lummisdind 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 Lummisdind family
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Lummisdind Spelling Variations
Spelling rules had not yet evolved in medieval Scotland, some names dating from that era often appear many different ways. Some spelling variations
of Lummisdind include Lumsden, Lumsdane, Lummsdaine, Lammestone and many more.
Early Notables of the Lummisdind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lummisdind family to the New World and Oceana
The Boernician-Scottish people who came to North America were often nearly penniless when they arrived, and brought very few personal effects with them. Much Scottish heritage was lost in the process, and it is only this century that highland games, Clan
societies, and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Scots to rediscover their national legacy. Lummisdinds were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Henry Lumsden, who settled in Maryland in 1715; James Lumsden settled in Virginia in 1774.
The Lummisdind 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.