The lineage of the name Cullham begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in either of the settlements called Culham in the counties of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
. The surname Cullham belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Cullham family
The surname Cullham was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Cullham family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cullham research.Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1855, 1574, 1633, 1597, 1662, 1587, 1664, 1628, 1680, 1657, 1720, 1690, 1702, 1705, 1674, 1754, 1699 and 1774 are included under the topic Early Cullham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cullham Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cullham has undergone many spelling variations
, including Cullum, Culme, Cullam and others.
Early Notables of the Cullham family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Hugh Cullum; Sir Henry Culmer (c.
1574-1633), 1st Baron
Culmer; and Sir Richard Culmer (1597-1662), English peer; Thomas Cullum (c.
1587-1664), 1st Baronet
of Hastede, Suffolk; Thomas Cullum (1628-1680), 2nd Baronet
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Migration of the Cullham family to Ireland
Some of the Cullham family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Cullham family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cullham were among those contributors: Elizabeth Cullum and her husband settled in Maryland in 1720; another Elizabeth Cullum, her two daughters, her son George, and husband, settled in New York State in 1820..
The Cullham 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 Translation: Let it be sustained.