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Mccullah Surname History



A people of the Scottish/English Borderlands known as the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name Mccullah. It is derived from the Gaelic personal name Cullach, meaning boar.


Early Origins of the Mccullah family


The surname Mccullah 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 Mccullah family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mccullah research.
Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1354, 1640, 1697, 1470 and are included under the topic Early Mccullah History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mccullah Spelling Variations


In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Mccullah has appeared as MacCulloch, MacCullagh, MacCully, MacCullough, MacCulley, MacCullaugh, MacCullock, MacCullie, MacLulich and many more.

Early Notables of the Mccullah 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...
Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mccullah Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Mccullah family to Ireland


Some of the Mccullah family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Mccullah family to the New World and Oceana


The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. Among them:

Mccullah Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mathew McCullah, who landed in Mississippi in 1799 [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)

Mccullah Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sarah McCullah, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Mccullah Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Catherine McCullah, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Tyrone, in 1906
  • Dora McCullah, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Mary E. McCullah, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Susan McCullah, aged 26, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1913
  • W McCullah, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Mccullah (post 1700)


  • Karen McCullah Lutz, American screenwriter and novelist
  • McCullah St. Johns, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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