Malcolm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the Malcolm family were born. Their name comes from the Gaelic personal name "MacChaluim" which means "son of Calum," oe "son of St. Colomba." The names MacCallum and Malcolm are used interchangeably as Calum is the often Anglicized as Malcolm.

Early Origins of the Malcolm family

The surname Malcolm was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they quickly attained the status of Clan. Their ancient Clan seat was at Poltalloch near Loch Craignish.

The related Clan Calum is said to have been from Ariskeodnish. One of the earliest records of the name was Reginald MacCallum of Corbarron who was made the hereditary constable of Craignish Castle in 1414. Sir Duncan Campbell granted him lands in Craignish and on Loch Avich. This arrangement demonstrates the strong alliance between the MacCallums and the Campbells of Argyll; an arrangement which made them deadly foes of the MacDonalds.

In 1647, Sir Alexander MacDonald killed Zacharie MacCallum, a supporter of the Campbell Chief, in battle at Ederline. In the 17th century, another Zachary Maccallum was bequeathed the Cobarron lands by the last of that branch.

Important Dates for the Malcolm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Malcolm research. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1779, 1647, 1665, 1850, 1665, 1793 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Malcolm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Malcolm Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Malcolmson, Malcollm, Malcom, Malcomb, Malcome, Malcomson, Malcum, MacCallam, MacCallum and many more.

Early Notables of the Malcolm family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Malcolm family to Ireland

Some of the Malcolm family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Malcolm migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Malcolm Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Malcolm, who settled in Jamaica in 1679
  • Andrew Malcolm, who was on record in Boston in 1694
  • Duncan Malcolm, who settled in Boston in 1694
Malcolm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Malcolm, who landed in Virginia in 1716 [1]
  • Alexander Malcolm, who arrived in Annapolis, Maryland in 1739 aboard the Chesapeake
  • Alexander Malcolm, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1740 [1]
  • William Malcolm, who was on record in New York in 1763
  • William Malcolm, who landed in New York in 1770 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Malcolm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Malcolm, who landed in Virginia in 1800 [1]
  • J Malcolm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Armstrong Malcolm, who landed in New York in 1827 [1]
  • Henry Malcolm, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Mary Malcolm, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]

Malcolm migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Malcolm Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Finlay Malcolm U.E. born in Scotland from Penobscot, Maine, USA who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 then resettled in Niagara [Home District], Ontario member of the Penobscot Association, married to Trypena Wardwell [2]
  • Finlay Malcolm, who arrived in Canada in 1796
Malcolm Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Malcolm, aged 35, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1834
  • Mrs. Catherine Malcolm, aged 56 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Pandora" departing from the port of New Ross, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [3]

Malcolm migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Malcolm Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Malcolm, a shoemaker, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • William Malcolm a land proprietor, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [4]
  • Pulteney Malcolm, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [5]
  • Archibald Malcolm, aged 22, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"
  • Christian Malcolm, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Malcolm migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Malcolm Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Isabella Malcolm, (b. 1820), aged 21, British dressmaker travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 24th May 1841 [6]
  • Miss Jane Malcolm, (b. 1822), aged 19, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 24th May 1841 [6]
  • Andrew Malcolm, aged 38, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Margaret Malcolm, aged 31, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • John Malcolm, aged 2, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
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Contemporary Notables of the name Malcolm (post 1700)

  • Donald G. "Don" Malcolm (1919-2007), American organizational theorist, Professor and Dean at Cal State L.A.'s College of Business and Economics
  • Norman Malcolm (1911-1990), American philosopher
  • Janet Malcolm (b. 1934), American writer and journalist
  • Benjamin Joseph Malcolm (1919-2001), American corrections administrator
  • William Malcolm, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1782-84, 1785-87 [7]
  • T. G. Malcolm, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Bushire, 1884 [7]
  • Philip S. Malcolm, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1909 [7]
  • Molly Beth Malcolm, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000, 2004, 2008; Texas Democratic State Chair, 2002 [7]
  • Greek Malcolm, American politician, Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861 [7]
  • George Malcolm, American politician, Mayor of Littleton, Colorado, 1948-52 [7]
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Malcolm family

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Everett A. Malcolm, American Ensign working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [8]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 41)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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