During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Coulam was first used in France. While the patronymic
and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational
surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Coulam family, adopted the name of their occupation
as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Coulam was an occupational name for a keeper of doves or pigeons having derived from the Old French word "colombe," which means dove.
Early Origins of the Coulam family
The surname Coulam was first found in Guyenne, where this distinguished family held a family seat
since the 1100's.
Early History of the Coulam family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coulam research.Another 564 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1251, 1300, 1308, 1360, 1450, 1500, 1506, 1510, 1530, 1585, 1594, 1596, 1647, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Coulam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Coulam Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Coulombe, Colombe, Coulomb, Colomb, Columbe, Columb, Coloumb, Coloumbe, Coulumb, Coulumbe, Coulon, Coulons, Coulont, Coullombe, Coullomb, Coullon, Coullons, Coullont, Coullomb, Collombe, Collon and many more.
Early Notables of the Coulam family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the name was Michel Colombe (c.
1430-c. 1513), a French sculptor whose work bridged the late Gothic and Renaissance
styles; Jean Colombe (c.
1430-1493), a French miniature painter and illuminator of manuscripts; Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), the Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer, in 1492 he departed from Palos de la... Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coulam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Coulam family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Coulam Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Coulam, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Carleton" in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CARLETON 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Carleton.gif