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Early Origins of the Coram family

The surname Coram was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Coram family

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Coram Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Corham, Coram, Coreham, Carram and others.

Early Notables of the Coram family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • Thomas Coram (1668?-1751), English philanthropist, born at Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, in 1667 or 1668...

United States Coram migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coram Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Coram, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [1]
  • William Coram, who landed in Maryland in 1673 [1]
Coram Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Coram, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]
Coram Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mr. Albert Coram, (b. 1860), aged 45, Cornish mason travelling aboard the ship "St Paul" arriving at Ellis Island, New York in 1905 en route to Courtland, New York, USA [2]

Australia Coram migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Coram Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Coram, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "David Malcolm" [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Coram (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Coram (1668-1751), English philanthropist from Lyme Regis, Dorset who created the London Foundling Hospital
  • Coram Acuff (1846-1931), American politician, Member of Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1887-89; Union County Clerk, 1896-1910 [4]

  1. 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)
  2. Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from
  3. South Australian Register Tuesday 1st May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) David Malcolm 1855. Retrieved
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 16) . Retrieved from on Facebook