Malcolm Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Origins of Malcolm:
The surname of Malcolm hails from the country of Scotland, and derives from a combination of sources. The first possible origin of the surname of Malcolm is that it is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic word of “Mael Coluimb,” which was used to denote a devotee of St. Columba. The personal given name is said to come from “maol” which can be translated to mean “bald,” or “tonsured,” and the element of “Columb” which was a personal given named that can be translated to mean “the dove.” This surname was popular among the Christian population because of the religious affiliation to St. Columba, whi was a missionary and abbot from the country of Ireland, who is said to have hailed from Niall of the Nine Hostages, who was the High King of Ireland in the 4th Century. This surname was also largely popular in the country of Scotland because St. Columba brought Christianity to the country of Scotland.
More common variations are: Malcolma, Malcolom, Malcollm, Malcolum, Malclm, Malkolm, Melcolm, Malclom, Malcolmson, Malcomb, Malcome, Malcum, MacCallam, MacCallum
The first recorded spelling of the surname of Malcolm was found in the country of Scotland. One person by the name of John Malcum, who was a baker in the area of Perth, and who was recorded in the document known as the Protocol Book of Sir Robert Rollok, in the year of 1545. This document was written under the reign of one Mary, Queen of Scots, who ruled from the year of 1542 to the year of 1567. Other mentions of the surname of Malcolm within the country of Scotland include one Norman filius Malcolumbe, who was a witness to the first ever known Scottish charter, which was a charter between King Duncan and the Monks of St. Cuthbert, in the year of 1094. This surname was also found in the royal families—four kings of Scotland bore the name of Malcolm. Those who bear the surname of Malcolm within the country of Scotland were first found within the area of Argyllshire, but later moved out into the areas of Strathclyde, Bute, Loch Craignish, and Ariskeodnish.
Throughout the 17th century, many European citizens migrated to the United States of America, which at that time was known as the New World and the Colonies. These European citizens were in search of a better life for them and their families, and to escape the often tyrannical government systems that they were held in. This large movement of people to the United States of America was known as the European Migration. The first person to bring the surname of Malcolm to the United States of America was one Andrew Malcolm, who arrived in Boston in the year of 1694, and one Duncan Malcolm, who also was recorded as living in Boston in the year of 1694. It is possible that someone who bore the surname of Malcolm tried to migrate to the Colonies sooner in the 17th century, but passed away en route on the ship.
Here is the population distribution of the last name Malcolm: United States 12,139; England 5,786; Jamaica 4,944; Canada 3,862; Australia 2,900; Scotland 2,691; New Zealand 1,626; South Africa 1,406; Vietnam 1,391; Kenya 314
William Malcolm, who served as a Member of the New York State Assembly from the year 1782 to the year 1784, and then again from the year 1785 to the year 1787, and who was a politician from America.
T. G. Malcolm, who was a politician from America, and who served as the U.S. Consular Agent in Bushire in the year of 1884.
Philip S. Malcolm, who served as the U.S. Collector of Customs in the year of 1909, and who was a politician from America.
Molly Beth Malcolm, who served as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Texas in the year of 2000, the year of 2004, and the year of 2008, also served as the Texas Democratic State Chair in the year of 2002, and who was a Democratic politician from America.
Greek Malcolm, who was a politician from America, and who served as the Delegate to the Kentucky Session Convention in the year of 1861.
George Malcolm, who served as the Mayor of Littleton, Colorado from the year of 1948 to the year of 1952, and who was a politician from America.
Janet Malcolm (born n 1934) who was a writer and journalist from America.
Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Paltalloch, co. Argyll). Motto—In ardua petit. Ar. on a saltire az. betw. four bucks’ heads erased gu. five mullets or. Crest—A tower ar. Supporters—On either side a stag at gaze ppr. chain reflexed over the back or.
2) (Jamaica, 1773). As the last, with a galley or, in fess point for diff. Same Crest and Motto.
(Balbeadie and Grange, co. Fife, bart., 1665). Motto—Ardua tendo. Or, a saltire az. betw. three stags’ heads couped gu. Crest—A pyramid encircled by a laurel wreath ppr.
3) (Col. Henry Malcolm, 1797). Motto—In ardua tendit. Or, a saltire az. betw. a lion ramp. gu. having on his head an engineer’s helmet ppr. and three bucks’ heads erased in flanks and base of the third. Crest—A castle ar. masoned sa. windows and portcullis gu.
4) (Sir James Malcolm, K.С.В., second son of George Malcolm, of Burnfoot, co. Dumfries, 1815). Motto—In ardua tendit. Or, on a saltire sa. betw. four harts’ heads erased gu. five crescents of the field, on a canton gu. betw. two branches of laurel an anchor erect, the stem charged with a mural crown, and pendent therefrom a representation of the gold medal presented to him for his services at the capture of Washington. Crest—On a mount vert a tower ar. masoned sa.
5) (Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm, G.C.B., third son of George Malcolm, of Burnfoot, 1815). Motto—In ardua tendit. Or, on a saltire az. betw. four harts’ heads erased gu. five crescents of the field, on a canton az. a naval crown or, and pendent therefrom a representation of the gold medal presented to Sir Pulteney by his Majesty’s command, for his meritorious services in the memorable action with the French fleet off St. Domingo on 6 Feb. 1806. Crest—On a mount vert a tower ar. masoned sa. Supporters— Dexter, a stag reguard. ppr. gorged with a naval crown or; sinister, a seahorse also ppr. gorged as the dexter.
6) (Sir John Malcolm, G.C.B., 1815, fourth son of George Malcolm, of Burnfoot). Motto—In ardua tendit. Or, on a saltire az. betw. four harts’ heads erased gu. five Crests of the field, on a chief vert the badge of the Persian Order of the Lion and Sun betw. two antique crowns or. Crest—On a mount vert a tower ar. masoned sa. ensigned by the aforesaid Order of the Lion and Sun.
7) (Glenmorag, co. Argyll, 1864). Motto—In ardua tendit. Or, on a saltire az. betw, two harts’ heads erased in chief and base gu. and as many cross crosslets fitchée in flank sa. a fusil of the field. Crest—A tower embattled ar. masoned sa. windows and port gu.