Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in either of the settlements called Culham in the counties of Berkshire and Oxfordshire. The surname Culmer 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 Culmer family
Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Culmer family
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Culmer Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Culmer family name include Cullum, Culme, Cullam and others.
Early Notables of the Culmer family (pre 1700)
(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...
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Migration of the Culmer family to Ireland
Some of the Culmer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Culmer family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Culmer surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Culmer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Culmer (post 1700)
The Culmer 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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