Exum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Exum family

The surname Exum was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Important Dates for the Exum family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Exum research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1611, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Exum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Exum Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Exum has been spelled many different ways, including Estercombe, Estcombe, Escombe, Escumbe, Escolme, Eskholme, Estcumbe, Escumbe, Escum, Exum and many more.

Early Notables of the Exum family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Exum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Exum migration to the United States

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Exums to arrive in North America:

Exum Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Exum and his wife Jane who settled in Virginia in 1699 with son Francis
  • William Exum, who landed in Virginia in 1699 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Exum (post 1700)

  • Thomas "Tony"' Exum Sr., American politician, Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
  • Antone Chavez Exum Jr. (b. 1991), American football safety for the Minnesota Vikings
  • Nathaniel Exum (b. 1940), American former politician in the Maryland House of Delegates (1975-1999)
  • James G. "Jim" Exum Jr., American jurist who served as an Associate Justice and Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court (1986-1995)
  • Andrew Exum, American former U.S. Army officer, scholar of the Middle East, a Fellow of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
  • Cecil Exum (b. 1962), American-Australian former professional NBA basketball player, NCAA champion (1982)
  • Glenn Exum (1911-2000), American mountain climber, founder of the Exum Mountain Guides within Grand Teton National Park, eponym of the Exum Ridge and the Exum Glacier
  • H. E. Exum, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940 [2]
  • Ethelred Exum, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Edgecombe County, 1779 [2]
  • Camille Exum, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2004 [2]
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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