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

McCullum Early Origins



The surname McCullum 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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McCullum Spelling Variations


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McCullum 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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McCullum Early History


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McCullum Early History



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

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McCullum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCullum Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McCullum In Ireland


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McCullum In Ireland



Some of the McCullum 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:

McCullum Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John McCullum U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

McCullum Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Neal McCullum arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • Charles McCullum, aged 42, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878
  • Jane McCullum, aged 38, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878
  • Charles McCullum, aged 18, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878
  • Hugh McCullum, aged 17, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCullum (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCullum (post 1700)



  • Samuel "Sam" Charles McCullum (b. 1952), American NFL football wide receiver
  • Robert McCullum (b. 1954), American collegiate basketball coach
  • Justin McCullum (b. 1982), American football wide receiver
  • Julito McCullum (b. 1990), American film and television actor and rapper
  • Stuart James McCullum (b. 1956), retired New Zealand cricketer
  • Nathan McCullum (b. 1980), New Zealand international cricketer
  • Brendon McCullum (b. 1981), New Zealand international cricketer

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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



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  11. ...

The McCullum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCullum 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 15 November 2016 at 18:41.

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