On the Scottish west coast, the Collom family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the Scottish name MacCallum, which means "the son of the gillie of Callum." However, the full form of the name was used until the 17th century. The Callums were an import branch of the Clan
McLeod of Raasay.
Early Origins of the Collom family
The surname Collom was first found in Argyllshire
(Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland
corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Collom family
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Collom Spelling Variations
In various documents Collom has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations
. Callum, MacColum, MacCallum, Colum, Callam, Callem, Calam and many more.
Early Notables of the Collom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Collom family to Ireland
Some of the Collom family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Collom family to the New World and Oceana
Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence
. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan
societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Collom Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Henry Collom, aged 67, who landed in America from London, in 1904
- Samuel H. Collom, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1906
- Lila Collom, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1908
- R. W. Collom, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1909
- Samuel Collom, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Collom (post 1700)
- Jack Collom (1931-2017), American poet, teacher and essayist who has written twenty-three books
- Rose Eudora Collom (1870-1956), née Wilson, an American botanist and plant collector, the first paid botanist of the Grand Canyon National Park
Historic Events for the Collom family
- Mr. Samuel Richard Collom, British Lead Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
- ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html