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Lumsden is a name whose roots are found in the clans of the Boernician people of ancient Scotland. The Lumsden 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.

Lumsden Early Origins



The surname Lumsden 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.

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Lumsden Spelling Variations


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Lumsden Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages simply spelled according to sound. The result is an enormous number of spelling variations among names that evolved in that era. Lumsden has been spelled Lumsden, Lumsdane, Lummsdaine, Lammestone and many more.

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Lumsden Early History


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Lumsden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lumsden research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1188, 1296, 1328, 1350, 1598 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Lumsden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lumsden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lumsden Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lumsden Notables 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



Most of the Boernician-Scottish families who came to North America settled on the eastern seaboard of what would become the United States and Canada. Families who wanted a new order stayed south in the War of Independence, while those who were still loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, the ancestors of these families have gone on to rediscover their heritage through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Lumsden or a variant listed above:

Lumsden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Lumsden, who settled in Maryland in 1715
  • Henry Lumsden, who arrived in Maryland in 1716
  • James Lumsden, aged 22, landed in Virginia in 1774
  • James Lumsden settled in Virginia in 1774

Lumsden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Lumsden, aged 45, arrived in Maine in 1812
  • John Lumsden, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Nicholas Lumsden, who arrived in Mississippi in 1840

Lumsden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Lumsden, who landed in New Brunswick in 1783
  • Mr. George Lumsden U.E. from New Haven, Connecticut, USA who settled in St. Stephen, New Brunswick c. 1784 listed as a passenger on Union Transport, he was a shoe maker by trade [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Lumsden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Lumsden, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Lumsden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Lumsden landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lumsden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lumsden (post 1700)



  • M. J. Lumsden, American politician, Mayor of Largo, Florida, 1947-48
  • George Quincey Lumsden Jr. (b. 1930), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, 1982
  • Roddy Lumsden (b. 1966), Scottish poet who received an Eric Gregory Award in 1991 and was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize
  • John David Lumsden (1960-2016), Scottish footballer for Stoke City (1979-1982)
  • Vivien Dale Victoria Lumsden (b. 1952), Scottish newsreader on the Scottish TV (STV Central) news programme
  • General Sir Peter Stark Lumsden GCB, CSI, DL (1829-1918), Scottish military officer who served in India
  • Ernest Stephen Lumsden (1883-1948), distinguished Scottish painter, noted etcher, and authority on etching
  • Jesse Lumsden (b. 1982), Canadian Olympic bobsledder and a retired Canadian football player
  • Neil Lumsden (b. 1952), former Canadian Football League fullback, recipient of the 1976 Frank M. Gibson Trophy
  • Lieutenant-General Herbert Lumsden CB, DSO, MC (1897-1945), British Army general during World War II
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Dei dono sum quod sum
Motto Translation: By the bounty of God I am what I am.


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  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. 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).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  11. ...

The Lumsden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lumsden 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.

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