Meaning and Origin of: Drum

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Droma ‘descendant of Droma’, a personal name, which may be from druim ‘back’, ‘ridge’ and have been given originally to someone with a deformed back.
  • Scottish : habitational name from a place and castle in Aberdeenshire named from Gaelic druim ‘ridge’.
  • German : nickname from Middle Low German drum, Middle High German trum ‘woodblock’, ‘uncouth person’.