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In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the Malcolmson 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.

Malcolmson Early Origins



The surname Malcolmson 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.

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Malcolmson Spelling Variations


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Malcolmson Spelling Variations



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

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Malcolmson Early History


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Malcolmson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Malcolmson research. Another 539 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1779, 1647, 1665, 1850 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Malcolmson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Malcolmson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Malcolmson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Malcolmson In Ireland


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Malcolmson In Ireland



Some of the Malcolmson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 241 words (17 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Malcolmson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Malcolmson, who arrived in America in 1805
  • K. Malcolmson, aged 23, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • Harold Malcolmson, aged 11, who arrived in America from London, in 1899

Malcolmson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frances Malcolmson, aged 20, who arrived in America from Kingscourt, Ireland, in 1904
  • Christopher Malcolmson, aged 19, who arrived in America from Kingscourt, Ireland, in 1904
  • Herbert Malcolmson, aged 28, who arrived in America from Kingscourt, Ireland, in 1904
  • Katharine Malcolmson, aged 24, who arrived in America from Belfast, in 1905
  • W. Laing Malcolmson, aged 48, who arrived in America from Glasgow, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Malcolmson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Malcolmson (1795-1868), Irish "military emigrant" to Upper Canada from County Cavan settling in the Bytown (now Ottawa) area founding a tavern on Richmond Road

Malcolmson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • George Alex. Malcolmson, aged 30, who arrived in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, in 1906
  • William Francis Malcolmson, aged 43, who arrived in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, in 1906
  • Hugh Malcolmson, aged 70, who arrived in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, in 1911
  • Emily S. Malcolmson, aged 60, who arrived in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, in 1911

Malcolmson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • F. P. H. Malcolmson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
  • Martha L. Malcolmson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
  • Andrew Malcolmson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Robert Malcolmson arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Malcolmson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Malcolmson (post 1700)



  • Dave Malcolmson, American owner of MRD Motorsports, an American NASCAR team which has been inactive since 2009
  • William G. Malcolmson, American co-founder of Malcolmson & Higginbotham, an architectural firm based in Detroit, Michigan in 1890
  • Alexander Y. Malcolmson (1865-1923), American coal dealer from Detroit who bankrolled Henry Ford's automobile manufacturing
  • Steven "Steve" Malcolmson (b. 1983), Scottish songwriter and record producer
  • Samuel "Sam" A. Malcolmson (b. 1948), Scottish-born, New Zealand association football player
  • Captain John Grant Malcolmson VC MVO (1835-1902), Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross for his actions at the Battle of Khushab, Persia on the 8th of February, 1857
  • Dr William J. Malcolmson, Northern Irish leader of the Congregational Reformed Church, east Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Paula Malcolmson (b. 1970), Northern Irish actress from Belfast
  • Mary Malcolmson, Canadian founder of the Girl Guides of Canada in 1910

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Malcolmson Historic Events


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Malcolmson Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Alexander Malcolmson (b. 1918), Scottish Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Quarff, Shetland, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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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: In ardua petit
Motto Translation: He has attempted difficult things.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    11. ...

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