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Cullivan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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 Cullivan is "O Cuileagain."


Early Origins of the Cullivan family


The surname Cullivan 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.

Early History of the Cullivan family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cullivan research.
Another 112 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cullivan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cullivan Spelling Variations


The archives that survive today demonstrate the difficulty experienced by the scribes of this period in their attempts to record these names in writing. Spelling variations of the name Cullivan dating from that time include Culligan, Colligan, Quilligan, O'Quilligan, O'Culligan, O'Colligan, Coligan, Culigan, Colgan and many more.

Early Notables of the Cullivan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cullivan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cullivan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Cullivan, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Cullivan (post 1700)


  • Richard G. Cullivan, American Republican politician, Mayor of Oswego, New York, 1934-37 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jessie Cullivan (b. 1915), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

The Cullivan 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


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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