Origins Available: English
When the ancestors of the Cullo family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Derbyshire
, in the area of Cully.
Early Origins of the Cullo family
The surname Cullo was first found in Norfolk
where Hunfrid de Cuelai was listed there in the Domesday Book
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
However, we must look to the aforementioned reference of Derbyshire
to find the earliest land grants for the surname. And Ratcliffe Culey, a hamlet near the border of Warwickshire
, part of the civil parish of Witherley can be ruled out as the origin of the name as the hamlet's first reference was in the 1600's.
Early History of the Cullo family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cullo research.Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1559, and 1606 are included under the topic Early Cullo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cullo Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cullo have been found, including Culley, Cully, Culy, Culey and others.
Early Notables of the Cullo family (pre 1700)
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cullo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cullo family to Ireland
Some of the Cullo family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cullo family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cullo were among those contributors: Samuel Culley who settled in Virginia in 1623; Charles Culley settled in New England
in 1748; Edward Cully settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1829; John Culley settled in New York State in 1803.