The ancient roots of the Cullomb family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Cullomb comes from when the family lived in either of the settlements called Culham in the counties of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
. The surname Cullomb 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 Cullomb family
The surname Cullomb 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 Cullomb family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cullomb research.Another 87 words (6 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 Cullomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cullomb Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Cullomb has appeared include Cullum, Culme, Cullam and others.
Early Notables of the Cullomb 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 Cullomb family to Ireland
Some of the Cullomb family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Cullomb family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cullomb arrived in North America very early: 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 Cullomb 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.
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