Corum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Corum family

The surname Corum 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 Corum family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corum research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1080, 1163, 1538, 1455, 1487, 1668, 1751, 1667, 1668, 1694 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Corum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Corum Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Corum family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Coram (1668?-1751), English philanthropist, born at Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, in 1667 or 1668. His father is supposed to have been captain of a ship. In 1694 he was settled at Taunton, Massachusetts. "By a deed dated 8 Dec. 1703 he gave...
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Corum migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lewis Corum, aged 36, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "New York" from Southampton, England [1]
Corum Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jesse Maxwell Corum Jr., aged 33, settling in West Orange, N.J., who arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Hamburg" from Naples, Italy [2]
  • Laura Mae Corum Jr., aged 23, settling in West Orange, N.J., who arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Hamburg" from Naples, Italy [3]
  • Martene Corum, aged 28, who arrived in New York, New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Fort Victoria" from Hamilton, Bermuda [4]
  • Elaine Corum, aged 21, who arrived in New York, New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Fort Victoria" from Hamilton, Bermuda [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Corum (post 1700) +

  • Martene Windsor "Bill” Corum (1895-1958), American sports columnist for the New York Evening Journal
  • Lora Lawrence Corum (1899-1949), American co-winner of the 1924 Indianapolis 500
  • Gene Corum (1921-2010), American football player and coach, inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame in 1984
  • James Sterling Corum, American air power historian and scholar of counter-insurgency


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX9C-4MS : 6 December 2014), Lewis Corum, 25 Aug 1894; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN1N-2PL : 6 December 2014), Jesse Maxwell Corum Jr., 30 Mar 1913; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Hamburg, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN1N-2PG : 6 December 2014), Laura Mae Corum Jr., 30 Mar 1913; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Hamburg, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNK9-P3F : 6 December 2014), Martene Corum, 14 Sep 1922; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Fort Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNK9-P3N : 6 December 2014), Elaine Corum, 14 Sep 1922; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Fort Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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