The ancestors of the first family to use the name Lumsdyn lived among the Boernician
tribe of 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 Lumsdyn family
The surname Lumsdyn 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 Lumsdyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lumsdyn 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 Lumsdyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lumsdyn Spelling Variations
names that evolved in the largely preliterate Middle Ages are often marked by considerable spelling variations
. Lumsdyn has been spelled Lumsden, Lumsdane, Lummsdaine, Lammestone and many more.
Early Notables of the Lumsdyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lumsdyn family to the New World and Oceana
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 Lumsdyn or a variant listed above: Henry Lumsden, who settled in Maryland in 1715; James Lumsden settled in Virginia in 1774.
The Lumsdyn 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.