MALCOLMSON Family History
This ancient Scottish surname is a patronymic form of the earlier Scots Gaelic 'mael' meaning 'devotee or shaven-one' plus 'coluimb' a personal name from the Latin, 'Columbus', a dove, hence, a 'devotee of Columba', the famous saint of Iona. One, Norman filius (or son of) Malcolumbe is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 for Yorkshire. Four Kings of Scotland bore the personal name Malcolm. Malcolumb was one of the witnesses to the earliest Scottish charters, that of King Duncan to the monks of St.