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The ancestors of the name Cullum date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in either of the settlements called Culham in the counties of Berkshire and Oxfordshire. The surname Cullum belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
The surname Cullum was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Cullum has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Cullum, Culme, Cullam and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cullum 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 Cullum History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 147 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cullum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Cullum 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.
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 Cullums to arrive on North American shores:
Cullum Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Cullum Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Cullum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Cullum Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Cullum Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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.
The Cullum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cullum 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.
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