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

Malcomson Early Origins



The surname Malcomson 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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Malcomson Spelling Variations


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Malcomson 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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Malcomson Early History


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Malcomson Early History



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

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Malcomson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Malcomson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Malcomson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Malcomson In Ireland


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Malcomson In Ireland



Some of the Malcomson 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:

Malcomson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Malcomson, aged 23, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Joseph Malcomson, who landed in America in 1809
  • Adam Malcomson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • John Malcomson, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1858

Malcomson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Malcomson (1795-1868) who emigrated to Upper Canada about 1819 as a "military emigrant" from County Cavan, Ireland, he was granted land that would later become known as Bells Corners, near Ottawa, Ontario

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Contemporary Notables of the name Malcomson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Malcomson (post 1700)



  • Ruth Malcomson (1906-1988), American model, Miss America in 1924
  • Alexander Y. Malcomson (1865-1923), American coal dealer from Detroit who financed Henry Ford
  • William George Malcomson (1856-1937), Canadian born, co-founder of Malcomson and Higginbotham, an architectural firm in Detroit, Michigan, they designed over 75% of the school buildings in Detroit between 1895 and 1923
  • Paula Malcomson (b. 1970), Northern Irish actress

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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



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    3. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    4. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    9. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
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    The Malcomson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Malcomson 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 11 February 2014 at 12:31.

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