The rugged west coast of Scotland
and the desolate Hebrides
islands are the ancestral home of the Cula family. Their name indicates that the original bearer lived in Cullen in the Hebrides.
Early Origins of the Cula family
The surname Cula was first found in the Hebrides
(Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Siar), in the present day Council Area of Western Isles, a region controlled by the Norwegians prior to the Treaty of Perth in 1266, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cula family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cula research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1424 and 1435 are included under the topic Early Cula History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cula Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations
are extremely common among early Scottish names. Cula has been spelled Cull, Coll, Coole, Cula, Codolf and others.
Early Notables of the Cula family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cula family to Ireland
Some of the Cula family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 50 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 Cula family to the New World and Oceana
The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence
, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cula arrived in North America very early:
Cula Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Santiago Cula, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1838 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)
The Cula Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Per mare per terras
Motto Translation: By sea and by land.