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Macculloch Surname History


Origins Available: Borderlands , Scottish


The roots of the Macculloch family stretch back to the Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands, who were the first to use the surname. It is derived from the Gaelic personal name Cullach, meaning boar.


Early Origins of the Macculloch family


The surname Macculloch was first found in Wigtownshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhaile na h-Uige), formerly a county in southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway where one of the first on record was Andrew MacCulloch who served King William the Lion of Scotland and received the lands of Myretoun (now Monreith near Whitehorn in Wigtown). However ancient records show the Clan as being mentioned in the year 743 in that area.

Early History of the Macculloch family


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Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1354, 1640, 1697, 1470 and are included under the topic Early Macculloch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Macculloch Spelling Variations


The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Macculloch has appeared as MacCulloch, MacCullagh, MacCully, MacCullough, MacCulley, MacCullaugh, MacCullock, MacCullie, MacLulich and many more.

Early Notables of the Macculloch family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Godfrey McCulloch, 2nd Baronet of Mertoun (c.1640-1697), a Scottish politician executed for the murder of William Gordon who died from a shot in the leg, partly as a result of a long-standing feud. Following the execution, much of his family emigrated to America...
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Migration of the Macculloch family to Ireland


Some of the Macculloch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Macculloch family to the New World and Oceana


As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Macculloch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John and Jane MacCulloch, who settled in Charles Town in 1762

Macculloch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Geo MacCulloch, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mary MacCulloch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William MacCulloch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James MacCulloch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Macculloch (post 1700)


  • Annalise MacCulloch, American actress, known for her role a Torren in Stargate: Atlantis (2008)
  • Kristen MacCulloch, American actress, known for American Dynasties: The Kennedys (2018), Go Fish (2016) and Things Have Changed Since Kindergarten (2016)
  • John MacCulloch FRS (1773-1835), Scottish geologist who produced the first geological maps of Scotland and introduced the word "malaria" into the English language
  • Todd Carlyle MacCulloch (b. 1976), Canadian retired professional basketball player from Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Diarmaid Ninian John MacCulloch (b. 1951), English writer and professor of the History in the University of Oxford from Kent, England, known for A History of Christianity (2009), Inside the Court of Henry VIII (2015) and How God Made the English (2012)

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Macculloch
Collo, Colloe, Colloh, Collough, Collow, Collowe, Collugh, Colough, Coulloch, Coulo, Couloe, Couloh, Coulough, Coulow, Coulowe, Culagh, Culla, Cullach, Cullack, Cullagh, Cullake, Cullaugh, Cullech, Culleck, Cullick, Cullie, Culligh, Cullitch, Cullo, Culloch, Cullock, Culloe, Cullogh, Culloh, Cullouch, Cullough, Cullowe, Cullox, Cullyck, Cullyke, Culoch, Lulich, MacCalaogh, MacCalaugh, MacCallaogh, MacCallaugh, MacCollo, MacColloch, MacColloe, MacColloh and more.

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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