Lumsdane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The roots of the Lumsdane family are in the Boernician tribe of ancient Scotland. The Lumsdane family lived in the parish of Coldingham, Berwickshire. They derived their name from the name of their manor, Lumsden. The name means Lumm's Valley in Old English, from the personal name Lumm.
Early Origins of the Lumsdane family
The surname Lumsdane 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 Lumsdane family
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Lumsdane Spelling Variations
Boernician names that evolved in the largely preliterate Middle Ages are often marked by considerable spelling variations. Lumsdane has been spelled Lumsden, Lumsdane, Lummsdaine, Lammestone and many more.
Early Notables of the Lumsdane family (pre 1700)
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Lumsdane migration to Canada +
Some of the Boernician-Scottish Clan families who came to North America were Loyalists who went north to Canada after the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border went on to found two of the world's great nations. This century, families with Scottish roots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and clan societies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Lumsdane or a variant listed above:
Lumsdane Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Mark Lumsdane U.E., "Linnisdon, Lemsden" who settled in St. Stephen, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the 74th Regimen, is listed with the Loyalists and Disbanded Soldiers whose names appear as Passamaquoddy New Brunswick Loyalists 
Lumsdane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- George Lumsdane, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
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The Lumsdane 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.
- ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X