Origins Available: English
The name Cullowe came to England
with the ancestors of the Cullowe family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Cullowe family lived in Derbyshire
, in the area of Cully.
Early Origins of the Cullowe family
The surname Cullowe 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 Cullowe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cullowe research.Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1559, and 1606 are included under the topic Early Cullowe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cullowe Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Cullowe are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Cullowe include Culley, Cully, Culy, Culey and others.
Early Notables of the Cullowe family (pre 1700)
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cullowe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cullowe family to Ireland
Some of the Cullowe 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 Cullowe family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Cullowe, or a variant listed above: 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.