Marcum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Marcum family
The surname Marcum was first found in Nottinghamshire at Markham, near Tuxford, a parish where they family can be traced to the time of Henry II.  More recently the parish is known as East Markham and Great Markham. The St. John the Baptist church in East Markham "is a large structure, with a lofty embattled tower, and contains several ancient monuments to the Markham, Cressy, and other families." 
At one time, the family held lands and estates in Maplebeck, Nottinghamshire. "An ancient mansion near the church, once the residence of the De Markham family, has been taken down, and the materials have been sold." 
Early History of the Marcum family
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Marcum Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Markham, Marcham, Markam, Markem and others.
Early Notables of the Marcum family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Markham, eminent lawyer in the year 1250; Sir John Markham (died 1479) was an English judge and Chief Justice of the King's Bench; Sir Robert Markham, 1st Baronet (1644-1690), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Grantham (1678-1679) and Newark in 1678; and Gervase Markham (ca. 1568-1637), an English poet and writer, best known for his work "The English Huswife, Containing the Inward and Outward Virtues Which Ought to Be in a Complete Woman" first published...
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In the United States, the name Marcum is the 1,521st most popular surname with an estimated 19,896 people with that name. 
Migration of the Marcum family to Ireland
Some of the Marcum family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Marcum migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Marcum Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Marcum, who landed in Virginia in 1663 
Marcum Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- William M Marcum, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Standard" from Port Lobos, Mexico 
- Charles Marcum, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England 
Contemporary Notables of the name Marcum (post 1700) +
- Kent Marcum, American composer and pianist
- John Marcum (1913-1981), the American co-founder of ARCA and a NASCAR official
- John Alfred "Footsie" Marcum (1909-1984), American professional baseball pitcher
- Shaun Michael Marcum (b. 1981), American professional baseball starting pitcher
- James Buchanan Marcum (1858-1903), American Republican politician, Kentucky Republican State Chair, 1903 
- Hubert Leslie Marcum, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Kentucky State Senate 21st District, 1975; Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1976 
- General H. Marcum, American Democratic Party politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wayne County, 1929-30 
- Ed Marcum, American politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1942-43 
- Charles Jackson Marcum (1908-1975), American Democratic Party politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Lincoln County, 1941-42 
- Brumley Marcum, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State House of Representatives 97th District, 1975 
- ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Historic Events for the Marcum family +
- Mr. Harry B. Marcum, American Chief Electrician's Mate working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking 
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The Marcum 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: Mitis et audax
Motto Translation: Mild and bold
- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68H-K22 : 6 December 2014), William M Marcum, 08 Mar 1920; citing departure port Port Lobos, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name Standard, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68R-CT1 : 6 December 2014), Charles Marcum, 17 Oct 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html