Origins Available: English
name Culloombe comes from the family having resided in either of the settlements called Culham in the counties of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
. The surname Culloombe 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 Culloombe family
The surname Culloombe 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 Culloombe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Culloombe 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 Culloombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Culloombe Spelling Variations
Culloombe has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Cullum, Culme, Cullam and others.
Early Notables of the Culloombe 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
of... Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Culloombe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Culloombe family to Ireland
Some of the Culloombe 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.
Migration of the Culloombe family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Culloombes to arrive on North American shores: 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 Culloombe 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.