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While the Anglicized versions of Irish names are familiar to most people, all Irish names have a long and proud Gaelic heritage that is often unknown. The original Gaelic form of the name Culligan is "O Cuileagain."

Culligan Early Origins



The surname Culligan was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Culligan Spelling Variations


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Culligan Spelling Variations



Numerous spelling variations of the surname Culligan exist. A partial explanation for these variants is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Culligan, Colligan, Quilligan, O'Quilligan, O'Culligan, O'Colligan, Coligan, Culigan, Colgan and many more.

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Culligan Early History


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Culligan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Culligan research. Another 429 words (31 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Culligan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Culligan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Culligan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Culligan Notables 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



Many destitute Irish families in the 18th and 19th centuries decided to leave their homeland, which had in many ways been scarred by English colonial rule. One of the most frequent destinations for these families was North America where it was possible for an Irish family to own their own parcel of land. Many of the early settlers did find land awaiting them in British North America, or even later in America, but for the majority of immigrants that arrived as a result of the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the ownership of land was often a long way off. These Irish people were initially put to work on such industrial projects as the building of bridges, canals, and railroads, or they worked at manufacturing positions within factories. Whenever they arrived, the Irish made enormous contributions to the infant nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the earliest immigrants to bearer the name of Culligan were found through extensive research of immigration and passenger lists:

Culligan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pat Culligan, aged 60, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1803
  • Michael Culligan, who arrived in New York in 1843
  • Charles Culligan, who arrived in New York in 1847
  • John Culligan, who landed in New York in 1847
  • Bridget Culligan, aged 14, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Culligan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John, Pat and Simon Culligan, who arrived in Quebec in 1839
  • Ms. Ann Culligan, aged 20 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Naomi" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 22)

Culligan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Culligan, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine"
  • Patrick Culligan, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • Bridget Culligan, aged 30, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Culligan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Culligan (post 1700)



  • John W. Culligan (1916-2004), American business executive, president and CEO of Whitehall Laboratories
  • Patrick Culligan, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Alpena, Michigan, 1886-89
  • Ernest M. Culligan, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 13th District, 1934
  • Emmett Culligan, American founder of the Culligan water purification company in 1936
  • Andy Culligan, Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks in 1965
  • Tom Culligan (b. 1945), Canadian entrepreneur, co-founder of The Second Cup
  • Arthur Culligan (1879-1929), Canadian farmer, lumberman and politician in New Brunswick

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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: Virtus probata florescit
Motto Translation: Tried virtue flourishes.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 22)

Other References

  1. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  3. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  4. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  6. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

The Culligan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Culligan 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 27 October 2016 at 13:36.

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