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Where did the Irish Cullan family come from? What is the Irish Cullan family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cullan family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cullan family history?While many Irish names are familiar, their past incarnations are often shrouded in mystery, reflecting the ancient Gaelic heritage of their bearers. The original Gaelic form of the name Cullan is "Mac Cuilinn" or "O Cuilinn," which are from the word "cuileann," which means "holly."
Up until the mid twentieth century, surnames throughout the world were recorded by scribes with little regard of spelling. They recorded the name as they thought the surname should be spelt. Accordingly, research into the name Cullan revealed spelling variations, including Cullen, Cullan, Cullane, O'Cullen, Cullain, Cullin, Cullon, McCullen, MacCullen, O'Cullane, Culen, Culan, Culain, Cullaine, Culaine, MacCulen, MacCollin, MacColin, O'Colen, O'Collen, O'Cuilin, O'Cuillin, O'Culane, O'Culen, O'Culhoon, O'Culloon, MacCullen, Cullain, Culon, Cullon, Culling and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cullan research. Another 260 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1517, 1542, 1803, and 1878 are included under the topic Early Cullan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 23 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cullan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
North America accepted thousands of Irish immigrants during the 19th century as their homeland suffered under foreign imperialistic rule. Although settlers from the early portion of the century came to North America by choice in search of land, by far the largest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Many of these Irish families left the country destitute and in some cases suffering from disease. However, those who survived the long ocean voyage were especially vital to the development of industry in the United States and what would become known as Canada. Research of immigration and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the name Cullan:
Cullan Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Cullan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cullan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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