MACCALLUM: MACCALLUM (MCCALLAM, MCCALLUM, MACCALLAM, MCCOLLM, MACCOLLUM); GUTHRIE

      NOTE: Name changed to Malcolm; Malcolmson also related.

Duntrune Castle

NAME ORIGIN:

[CMMS] Both the names MacCallum and Malcolm derive from the Gaelic name of St. Columba of the Celtic Church, nobleman turned monk, who brought Christianity to Scotland (Argyll) from Ireland.  Roughly the names mean a devotee, servant, son, or follower of St Columba, and may have originally referred to an ecclesiastical position of duty.  St. Columba’s name is Colm in the original Gaelic form, and he is distinguished from others with the same name by the suffix meaning cell: Columchille.  Thus, MacCallum means son of Colm, and although it does not indicate descent from Columba, the MacCallums do originate in the ancient kingdom of Dalriada settled by the first Scots from Ireland.  Personal Name: Calum; Son of Callum (bald dove)

GAELIC NAMES:

[CMMS] MacChalium (devotee of St. Columba), Maol Chalium (devotee of St. Columba), Clann Caluim, Mac Mhaol Chalium, Mac Coluimb, Mac Guille Chaluim.  The Gaelic names are Colm or Callum (Chaluim). Maol Colm seems to be an ancient form of Malcolm, and Callum seems to be closer to the original Gaelic.

CREST:

[CMMS] A Castle (or Tower) Argent, Masoned Sable

MOTTO:

[CMMS] In Ardua Tendit/In Ardua Petit=He has attempted difficult things, or he reaches toward things difficult of attainment)

OLD MOTTO:

[CMMS] Deus Refugium Nostrum=God is our refuge

BADGE:

Mountain Ash or Mountain Ash (Rowan) or Rowan berries

PIPE TUNE:

[CMMS] Rowan Tree

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