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Behind the name Lumsdon is a story that begins in the ancient Scottish-English border region among the clans of the Boernician tribe. The Lumsdon 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.

Lumsdon Early Origins



The surname Lumsdon 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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Lumsdon Early History


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Lumsdon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lumsdon 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 Lumsdon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lumsdon Spelling Variations


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Lumsdon Spelling Variations



Before the printing press and the first dictionaries appeared, names and other words were often spelled differently every time they were written. Lumsdon has appeared under the variations Lumsden, Lumsdane, Lummsdaine, Lammestone and many more.

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Lumsdon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lumsdon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



The Scots who crossed the Atlantic were often on the run from poverty as well as persecution. They brought little with them, and often had nothing of their home country to hand down to their children. In the 20th century, Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Boernician Scots to recover their lost national legacy. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Lumsdon were among those contributors: Henry Lumsden, who settled in Maryland in 1715; James Lumsden settled in Virginia in 1774.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lumsdon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lumsdon (post 1700)



  • John David Lumsdon (b. 1956), English former footballer
  • Clifford Douglas "Cliff" Lumsdon Jr. CM, O.Ont (1931-1991), Canadian world champion marathon swimmer, recipient of the Lou Marsh Trophy winner (1949)
  • Christopher "Chris" Lumsdon (b. 1979), English footballer from Newcastle upon Tyne

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Motto


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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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