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Colom Surname History


Origins Available: Scottish , Spanish


The ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland spawned the name Colom. It is derived 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 Colom family


The surname Colom 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 Colom family


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Colom Spelling Variations


In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Colom has appeared as Callum, MacColum, MacCallum, Colum, Callam, Callem, Calam and many more.

Early Notables of the Colom family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Colom family to Ireland


Some of the Colom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Colom family to the New World and Oceana


Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Colom were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

Colom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Tomas Colom, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Antonio Colom, aged 17, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1882 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Guillermo Colom, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1883 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Colom Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Colom, aged 28, a housemaid, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Colom (post 1700)


  • Ulpiano Colóm y Ferrer (1861-1920), Puerto Rican politician, Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico in 898
  • Joaquín "Quino" Colom Barrufet (b. 1988), Andorran basketball player
  • Manuel Colom Argueta (1932-1979), Guatemalan politician, Mayor of Guatemala City (1970-1974)
  • Josep Melcior Prat i Colom (1780-1855), Catalan nationalist politician and writer, Governor of Barcelona in 1835 and Civil Governor of Guipuzcoa in 1855
  • Josep Colom (b. 1947), Spanish classical pianist
  • Enrique Colom (b. 1941), Spanish theologian, Consultor of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
  • Antonio Colom Mas (b. 1978), Spanish cyclist, winner of the the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana in 2006, the Vuelta a Mallorca in 2004 and the Vuelta a Andalucía in 2002
  • Antoni Lluis Adrover Colom (b. 1982), known as Tuni, a Spanish professional footballer
  • Álvaro Colom Caballeros (b. 1951), Guatemalan politician, 35th President of Guatemala (2008-2012)
  • Joan Colom i Altemir (1921-2017), Spanish photographer renowned for his portraits of Barcelona's underworld and working class

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm


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