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The name Culmer is of 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.

Culmer Early Origins



The surname Culmer was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Culmer Spelling Variations


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Culmer Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, 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.

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Culmer Early History


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Culmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Culmer 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 Culmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Culmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Culmer Early Notables (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 Culmer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Culmer In Ireland


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Culmer In Ireland



Some of the Culmer 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

  • Mathew Culmer, who arrived in Virginia in 1664

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Contemporary Notables of the name Culmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Culmer (post 1700)



  • Wilfred Hillard Culmer (1957-2003), American Major League Baseball player for the Cleveland Indians
  • Father John Edwin Culmer (1891-1963), American minister and civil rights leader, known for his work in Miami, Florida

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Motto


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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: Sustineatur
Motto Translation: Let it be sustained.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Culmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Culmer 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.

    This page was last modified on 5 November 2013 at 17:12.

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