In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides
islands, the ancestors of the Golom family were born. 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 Golom family
The surname Golom 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 Golom family
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Golom Spelling Variations
In various documents Golom 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 Golom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Golom family to Ireland
Some of the Golom family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 131 words (9 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 Golom family to the New World and Oceana
The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan
societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Golom or a variant listed above include: Patrick Callum who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1868.
The Golom Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: In ardua tendit
Motto Translation: He reaches towards things difficult of attainment.