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The present generation of the Cullom family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in either of the settlements called Culham in the counties of Berkshire and Oxfordshire. The surname Cullom belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Cullom Early Origins



The surname Cullom was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Cullom Spelling Variations


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Cullom Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cullom include Cullum, Culme, Cullam and others.

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Cullom Early History


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Cullom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cullom 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 Cullom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cullom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cullom Early Notables (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 of...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cullom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cullom In Ireland


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Cullom In Ireland



Some of the Cullom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cullom were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cullom (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cullom (post 1700)



  • James Henry Cullom (1925-1998), American NFL football guard for the New York Yanks in 1951
  • Alvan Cullom (1797-1877), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee (1843-1847)
  • William Cullom (1810-1896), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee (1851-1853)
  • Shelby Moore Cullom (1829-1914), American politician, 17th Governor of Illinois (1877-1883)
  • William Cullom (1810-1896), American politician, Representative from Tennessee, 1851-55; Delegate to Whig National Convention from Tennessee, 1852
  • Shelby Moore Cullom (1829-1914), American Republican politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives, 1856, 1860-61, 1872-74; Governor of Illinois, 1877-83; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1883-1913
  • Henry C. Cullom, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Joliet, Illinois, 1890-94
  • Edward N. Cullom, American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention from Crawford County, 1818
  • Alvin Cullom (1797-1877), American Democrat politician, Member of Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1835-37; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 4th District, 1843-47; Circuit Judge in Tennessee, 1850-52

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Motto


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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: Sustineatur
Motto Translation: Let it be sustained.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cullom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cullom Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 January 2016 at 09:38.

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