Origins Available: English
The name Culloh reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Culloh family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Culloh family lived in Derbyshire
, in the area of Cully.
Early Origins of the Culloh family
The surname Culloh 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 Culloh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Culloh research.Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1559, and 1606 are included under the topic Early Culloh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Culloh Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Culloh family name include Culley, Cully, Culy, Culey and others.
Early Notables of the Culloh family (pre 1700)
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Culloh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Culloh family to Ireland
Some of the Culloh 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 Culloh family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Culloh family to immigrate North America: 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.