John Mc Callum

Brief Life History of John

When John Mc Callum was born on 10 October 1761, in Kilninver and Kilmelford, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Archibald McCallum, was 37 and his mother, Katherine McViccar, was 31. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Mary Connel.

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Family Time Line

John Mc Callum
1761–
Catherine Mc Arthur
1774–
Anne Mc Callum
1788–
Margaret Mc Callum
1793–1868
Catherine Mc Callum
1798–
Flory Mc Callum
1800–
Flory Mc Callum
1800–
James Mc Callum
1802–
Hugh Mc Callum
1805–
Hugh Mc Callum
1805–
Dougald Mc Callum
1809–
Douglas Mc Callum
1809–

Sources (21)

  • John McCallum, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John McCallum, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • John McCallum in entry for Isabell McCallum, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

World Events (6)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

Name Meaning

Chinese:

Mandarin form of the surname 米, which means ‘rice’: (i) from one of the ‘Nine Sogdian Surnames’, also known as ‘nine surnames of Zhaowu’, because their ancestors came from Zhaowu, an ancient city in present-day Gansu province in northwestern China. During the Sui and Tang dynasties (581–987 AD ) there were nine Sogdian states in Central Asia, one of which was called Mi (米) in Chinese (located in present-day Uzbekistan). Between 649 and 655 AD , these states submitted to the Emperor Gaozong of Tang (628–683 AD ). Immigrants from the state of Mi to China acquired the surname 米. (ii) for some families, the surname is borne by descendants of Mi Fu (米芾), an artist in the Northern Song dynasty (960–1127 AD ), who claimed he was a descendant from the royal families of the state of Chu in the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC ) and changed his original surname 芈 to 米, a different Chinese character with the same pronunciation.

Mandarin form of the surname 宓 (also pronounced as Fu in Mandarin): (i) said to be borne by descendants of Fu Xi (伏羲), a legendary figure prior to the Xia dynasty (2070–1600 BC ). (ii) said to be traced back to Mi Kang Gong (密康公, also written as 宓康公, Duke Kang of Mi, died 922 BC ), ruler of the state of Mi during the Western Zhou dynasty (1046–771 BC ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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