The Dalrymple clan takes its name from the lands of Dalrymple in Ayrshire, Scotland.
The Dalrymples were a prominent noble family and played significant roles in Scottish politics and society. They held high positions, including judges, lawyers, and statesmen, and were influential in legal and administrative affairs.
Notable clan members include Sir James Dalrymple, who became the first Viscount of Stair and served as Lord President of the Court of Session, one of Scotland’s highest judicial offices. His work helped shape the legal system in Scotland.
The Dalrymples were connected to other influential families, such as the Clan Kennedy and the Clan Hamilton. They participated in regional conflicts and alliances, supporting the Scottish crown.