name Cullume comes from when the family resided in either of the settlements called Culham in the counties of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
. The surname Cullume 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 Cullume family
The surname Cullume 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 Cullume family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cullume 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 Cullume History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cullume Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cullume has been recorded under many different variations, including Cullum, Culme, Cullam and others.
Early Notables of the Cullume 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 Cullume family to Ireland
Some of the Cullume family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Cullume family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cullume or a variant listed above: 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 Cullume 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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