Clan McLeod of Raasay.
Early Origins of the Callum family
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 Callum family
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Callum Spelling Variations
spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Callum has appeared as Callum, MacColum, MacCallum, Colum, Callam, Callem, Calam and many more.
Early Notables of the Callum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Callum family to Ireland
Some of the Callum family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Callum 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 Callum were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:
Callum Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Callum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Callum 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.
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