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.
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.
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.
In the United States, the name Corum is the 7,686th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.