The current generations of the Baucum family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. The Baucum family lived in Balcomie, in the parish of Crail, in the county of Fifeshire
Early Origins of the Baucum family
The surname Baucum was first found in Fife
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Baucum family
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Baucum Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Baucum has been spelled Balcom, Balcome, Balcomb, Balcomm, Balcombe and others.
Early Notables of the Baucum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baucum family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Baucum: Alexander Balcom, who came to Rhode Island in 1664, Henry Balcom, who is on record in Charlestown, MA in 1664; Jonas Balcom, who arrived in Nova Scotia some time between 1735-1835.
Contemporary Notables of the name Baucum (post 1700)
- Tory K. Baucum (b. 1960), American Anglican priest at Canterbury Cathedral
The Baucum 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: Dum spiro spero
Motto Translation: While I have breath I hope.