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On the western coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the Clum family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. 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.

Clum Early Origins



The surname Clum 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.

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Clum Spelling Variations


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Clum Spelling Variations



In various documents Clum 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.

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Clum Early History


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Clum Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clum research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1636 is included under the topic Early Clum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clum Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Clum In Ireland


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Clum In Ireland



Some of the Clum 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Clum or a variant listed above: Patrick Callum who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1868.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clum (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clum (post 1700)



  • John Philip Clum (1851-1932), American Indian agent for the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in the Arizona Territory
  • Philip P. Clum, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Columbia County, 1821-22
  • Harold Dunstan Clum (b. 1879), American politician, U.S. Consul General in Guayaquil, 1930-33; Bucharest, 1933-35; Callao-Lima, 1935; Rotterdam, 1938
  • Franklin P. Clum, American politician, Mayor of Saugerties, New York, 1947

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Motto


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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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
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    The Clum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clum Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 January 2016 at 14:19.

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