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Drummond Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of various places notably the barony of Drummond which is probably identical with the parish of Drymen (Stirlingshire) named from Gaelic drumainn a derivative of druim ‘ridge’. It has been said that the principal family of this name are descended from a Hungarian nobleman Maurice who accompanied Edgar Atheling and his sister Margaret to Scotland in 1068 where she married King Malcolm III. However there is disagreement on whether or not this was the case. English: occasionally perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Dromund (Old Norse Drómundr apparently from a word denoting a kind of Byzantine galley prevalent till the 12th cent. from Greek dromōn ‘runner’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Drummonds, Drum, Dutton, Rumford, Desmond, Diamond, Dummer, Crumpton

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Where is the Drummond family from?

You can see how Drummond families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drummond family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Drummond families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 52 Drummond families living in Virginia. This was about 24% of all the recorded Drummond's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Drummond families in 1840.
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What did your Drummond ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Drummond. 15% of Drummond men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Drummond women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drummond were Clerk and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

There are 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Drummond. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Drummond. For the veterans among your Drummond ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Drummond lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Drummond life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Drummond in 1942 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

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