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Dalriada, in ancient Scotland, is where the name Culkin evolved. It was a name for someone who lived in Cullen in the Hebrides.

Culkin Early Origins



The surname Culkin 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.

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Culkin Spelling Variations


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Culkin Spelling Variations



Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. Culkin has been written as Cull, Coll, Coole, Cula, Codolf and others.

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Culkin Early History


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Culkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Culkin research. Another 268 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1424 and 1435 are included under the topic Early Culkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Culkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Culkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Culkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Culkin In Ireland


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Culkin In Ireland



Some of the Culkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North Ameri ca. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Culkin, or a variant listed above:

Culkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Culkin, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Culkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Culkin (post 1700)



  • William Edgar Culkin (1861-1949), American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 38th District, 1895-97
  • Mary Kate Culkin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000 (alternate), 2004, 2008
  • John Patrick Henry Culkin (1887-1951), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1928; Member of Mississippi State Senate, 1929-42
  • Gerald Patrick Culkin (1906-1993), American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1968-76
  • Francis Dugan Culkin (1874-1943), American Republican politician, County Judge in New York, 1921-28; U.S. Representative from New York 32nd District, 1928-43
  • Charles W. Culkin (1872-1962), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948, 1952
  • Bonnie Culkin (b. 1948), original name of Bonnie Bedelia, American actress

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Motto


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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.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
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    The Culkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Culkin 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 15:30.

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