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In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Baucom, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. They lived in Balcomie, in the parish of Crail, in the county of Fifeshire.
The surname Baucom was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Baucom has been spelled Balcom, Balcome, Balcomb, Balcomm, Balcombe and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baucom research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1297, 1359, 1380, and 1672 are included under the topic Early Baucom History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Baucom: Alexander Balcom, who came to Rhode Island in 1664, Henry Balcom, who is on record in Charlestown, MA in 1664; Jonas Balcom, who arrived in Nova Scotia some time between 1735-1835.
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