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The Cullinan surname is an Anglicization of the Irish Gaelic "Ó Cuilleannáin."

Cullinan Early Origins



The surname Cullinan was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat at Mullinashee. They are descended from Cormac, son of Culenan, known as Cormac McCulenan, King and Bishop of Munster who reigned for seven years in 905. Irish history, after the Norman Conquest of England, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1172, almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland, Wales and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Cork (Barryroe), Clare and east Munster.

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Cullinan Spelling Variations


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Cullinan Spelling Variations



Numerous spelling variations of the surname Cullinan 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 Cullinan, Cullinane, Cullenan, Quillinane, Quillane, Quillene, O'Cullinan, O'Cullinane and many more.

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Cullinan Early History


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Cullinan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cullinan research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1558, 1584, 1585, 1645, and 1653 are included under the topic Early Cullinan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cullinan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cullinan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cullinan 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cullinan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Nancy Cullinan, aged 18, a house maid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham"
  • Bridget Cullinan, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle"
  • Susan Cullinan, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle"
  • Mary Cullinan, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan"
  • Mortimer Cullinan, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cullinan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cullinan (post 1700)



  • Thomas Allen Cullinan (1838-1904), American city marshal of Junction City, Kansas from 1871 to 1904
  • Drew Cullinan, American actor, known for his roles in Humanized (2011), Deal Breaker (2013) and My Better Half (2012)
  • Jack Cullinan, American actor, known for his role in Slash 3 (2015)
  • Mary Cullinan (b. 1949), American president of Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, former president of Southern Oregon University
  • Joseph Cullinan (1860-1937), American oil industrialist, co-founder of the Texas Company which would later became known as Texaco in 1902
  • Katherine M. Cullinan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1960
  • John T. Cullinan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1936
  • John E. Cullinan, American Democrat politician, Chair of Steuben County Democratic Party, 1936-42; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940, 1944 (alternate), 1948
  • Frank D. Cullinan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916
  • Eustace Cullinan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1920, 1940
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Cullinan Historic Events


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Cullinan Historic Events




Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. Daniel Cullinan (1876-1914), English Miner from England, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

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Suggested Readings for the name Cullinan


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Suggested Readings for the name Cullinan



  • The Descendants of Dennis T. Cullinan Ennis, County Clare, Ireland by Richard D. Kelly.

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Cullinan Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    4. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    5. 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 Co., 1992. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. 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.
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