John Mc Callum

10 October 1761–
Kilninver and Kilmelford, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Mc Callum was born on 10 October 1761, in Kilninver and Kilmelford, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Archibald MacCallum, was 40 and his mother, Sarah Campbell, was 40. He married Kathrin Mc Lean on 15 March 1791, in Skipness, Argyll, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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John Mc Callum
Catherine Mc Arthur
Anne Mc Callum
Margaret Mc Callum
Catherine Mc Callum
Flory Mc Callum
Flory Mc Callum
James Mc Callum
Hugh Mc Callum
Hugh Mc Callum
Dougald Mc Callum
Douglas Mc Callum

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World Events (6)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
Age 41
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.
Age 54
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.
Age 61
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.

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(1997: 455;2007: 1827; 2010: 3983)Some characteristic forenames: Chinese Wei, Siu, Wai, Mei Juan, Shu, Sung, Wenzhong, Zhong, Bin, Cheong, Ching, Chun Keung. Korean Chung, Chang, Cheol, Chong Soon, Jung Soon, Sangki, Yeon, Yiming.Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 莫, meaning ‘nothing; nonexistent’ in Chinese: (i) from the placename Mo (鄚), the name of a fief (located in Renqiu in present-day Hebei province) in the state of Zhao during the Warring States period (475–221 BC ). This fief may be identical with the city of Mo built by the legendary king Zhuanxu (traditional dates: 2514–2437 BC ). When the name of the fiefdom was adopted as a surname, the Chinese character 鄚 was simplified as 莫 and adopted as a surname. (ii) from Mo Ao (莫敖), said to be the name of an official position in the state of Chu during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC ), approximately equivalent to ‘deputy prime minister’. Descendants of people who were appointed to this position adopted 莫 (Mo) as their surname. However, it is said that Mo Ao (莫敖) was also the name of an official in the state of Chu during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC ), whose descendants inherited 莫 as their surname. (iii) shortened form of Xing Mo (刑莫), Mo Na Lou (莫那婁), and Mo Duo Lou (莫多婁), surnames from the Xianbei ethnic group in ancient northern China during the Northern Wei dynasty (386–534 AD ). (iv) simplified form of another ancient Chinese surname, 幕 (Mu in Mandarin pinyin), said to be borne by descendants of Yu Mu, ancestor of the legendary Emperor Shun (c. 23rd century BC ). They settled mainly in Julu and Jiangling in Hubei province.

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

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  • John Mccallum in entry for John Mccallum, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Mccallum, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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