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Baucum Surname History



The ancient Pictish-Scottish family that first used the name Baucum lived in Balcomie, in the parish of Crail, in the county of Fifeshire.


Early Origins of the Baucum family


The surname Baucum was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Baucum family


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Baucum Spelling Variations


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. Baucum has been spelled Balcom, Balcome, Balcomb, Balcomm, Balcombe and others.

Early Notables of the Baucum family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Baucum family to the New World and Oceana


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 Baucum: 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Baucum (post 1700)


  • Tory K. Baucum (b. 1960), American Anglican priest at Canterbury Cathedral

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