Glad to hear from some English Russoms!! I have heard the rumor that the Russom name came from Russholm, and I assumed that the name was changed in the US. My part of the family, which includes everyone on this line and every Russom I've ever heard of, traces back to Guilford County NC in the 1700s to a Vincent and Rachel Russom, and mostly stayed in the South, branching out to several states, in particular Georgia, and especially are connected to McNairy County Tennessee beginning in the 1840s. Some people have used the spelling Russum, and I have particularly noticed this in a book that listed Civil War soldiers in Tennessee. The Confederate Russoms used the "om" spelling, and the Union are listed as "Russums." I don't know why, because as far as I know the Union family members used the Russom spelling as well.I have not found anyone who has been able to connect the Maryland ancestors, although somenames have turned up.