Origins Available: English, Scottish
England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Culloe family lived in Derbyshire, in the area of Cully.
Early Origins of the Culloe family
Norfolk where Hunfrid de Cuelai was listed there in the Domesday Book. CITATION[CLOSE]
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 and Leicestershire, 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 Culloe family
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Culloe Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Culloe include Culley, Cully, Culy, Culey and others.
Early Notables of the Culloe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Culloe family to Ireland
Some of the Culloe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Culloe family to the New World and Oceana
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Culloes to arrive on North American shores:
Culloe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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