In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides
islands, the ancestors of the McCollom family were born. Their name comes from the Gaelic personal name
"MacChaluim" which means "son of Calum," oe "son of St. Colomba." The names MacCallum and Malcolm are used interchangeably as Calum is the often Anglicized as Malcolm.
Early Origins of the McCollom family
The surname McCollom 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 quickly attained the status of Clan
. Their ancient Clan
seat was at Poltalloch near Loch Craignish.
The related Clan Calum is said to have been from Ariskeodnish. One of the earliest records of the name was Reginald MacCallum of Corbarron who was made the hereditary constable of Craignish Castle in 1414. Sir Duncan Campbell granted him lands in Craignish and on Loch Avich. This arrangement demonstrates the strong alliance between the MacCallums and the Campbells of Argyll; an arrangement which made them deadly foes of the MacDonalds.
In 1647, Sir Alexander MacDonald killed Zacharie MacCallum, a supporter of the Campbell Chief, in battle at Ederline. In the 17th century, another Zachary Maccallum was bequeathed the Cobarron lands by the last of that branch.
Early History of the McCollom family
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McCollom Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Malcolmson, Malcollm, Malcom, Malcomb, Malcome, Malcomson, Malcum, MacCallam, MacCallum and many more.
Early Notables of the McCollom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCollom family to Ireland
Some of the McCollom family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the McCollom family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McCollom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Archibald McCollom, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1845 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)
McCollom Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Private. James McCollom U.E., (McCollum) born in Inveraray, Scotland from Albany, New York, USA who settled in Grimsby, Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario c. 1784, then in 1794 Smithville, Gainsborough, Ontario he served in the Kings Rangers, was the 4th son of the 9th Earl of Argyle, married twice having 13 children CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
McCollom Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Clifton H McCollom, who landed in Canada in 1831
Contemporary Notables of the name McCollom (post 1700)
- Jim McCollom, American baseball player, Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Year in 1985
The McCollom 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 petit
Motto Translation: He has attempted difficult things.