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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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    3. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    9. 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).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Cullinan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cullinan 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.

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