Culliton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Culliton family

The surname Culliton was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1] indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Coleton, held by Warin from his overlord Iudhael of Totnes, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

Important Dates for the Culliton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Culliton research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1080, 1664, 1700, 1548, 1635, 1608, 1666, 1682, 1635, 1694, 1681, 1685, 1689, 1694, 1669, 1754, 1172 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Culliton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Culliton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Colleton, Coleton, Culleton, Culliton, Collaton, Cullaton, O'Culleton, O'Colleton, MacColleton, MacCulliton and many more.

Early Notables of the Culliton family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Colleton (1548-1635), English Catholic divine, son of Edmund Colleton, gentleman, of Milverton, Somersetshire. Sir John Colleton, 1st Baronet (1608-1666), was an English Royalist officer to King Charles I during the English Civil War; his holdings were seized when the Cavaliers were defeated by Parliamentary forces, but...
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Migration of the Culliton family to Ireland

Some of the Culliton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Culliton migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Culliton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Culliton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817 [2]
  • Martin Culliton, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Culliton (post 1700)

  • Carolyn Culliton, née DeMoney, an American daytime serial writer, wife of Richard Culliton
  • Richard Culliton, American four-time Writers Guild of America Award winning, three-time Daytime Emmy Award winning television writer known for his work on soap operas
  • Eoin Culliton, Gaelic footballer for Laois, active from 2011-
  • Edward Milton "Ted" Culliton CC SOM (1906-1991), Canadian politician, Chief Justice of Saskatchewan (1962-1981), Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan (1965-1969), inductee as a builder into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame
  • Paul Culliton Warnke (b. 1920), Chief Negotiator for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) in 1977-78

Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 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)
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