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Culy is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Culy family lived in Derbyshire, in the area of Cully.

Culy Early Origins



The surname Culy was first found in Norfolk where Hunfrid de Cuelai was listed there in the Domesday Book. [1]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.

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Culy Spelling Variations


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Culy Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Culy were recorded, including Culley, Cully, Culy, Culey and others.

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Culy Early History


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Culy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Culy research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1559, and 1606 are included under the topic Early Culy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Culy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Culy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Culy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Culy In Ireland


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Culy In Ireland



Some of the Culy 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Culy arrived in North America very early:

Culy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Julia Culy, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Westernland" from Antwerp, Belgium [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQ9-9XS : 6 December 2014), Julia Culy, 08 Jan 1896; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Westernland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Culy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ellen Culy, aged 68, who arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Arcadian" from Bermuda [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN51-5JZ : 6 December 2014), Ellen Culy, 01 Jan 1913; citing departure port Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Arcadian, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Culy, aged 38, originally from Dartmouth, England, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Cornish Point" from Dartmouth, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FN-GM2 : 6 December 2014), John Culy, 04 Dec 1920; citing departure port Dartmouth, England, arrival port New York, ship name Cornish Point, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mary Culy, aged 52, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Southampton, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNFK-D6J : 6 December 2014), Mary Culy, 25 Apr 1923; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Walter Culy, aged 61, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Southampton, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNFK-D6N : 6 December 2014), Walter Culy, 25 Apr 1923; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Culy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Culy, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778

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Contemporary Notables of the name Culy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Culy (post 1700)



  • Ann Culy (b. 1952), New Zealand jeweller, her work can be seen at the collections of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the Christchurch Art Gallery

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQ9-9XS : 6 December 2014), Julia Culy, 08 Jan 1896; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Westernland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN51-5JZ : 6 December 2014), Ellen Culy, 01 Jan 1913; citing departure port Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Arcadian, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FN-GM2 : 6 December 2014), John Culy, 04 Dec 1920; citing departure port Dartmouth, England, arrival port New York, ship name Cornish Point, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNFK-D6J : 6 December 2014), Mary Culy, 25 Apr 1923; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNFK-D6N : 6 December 2014), Walter Culy, 25 Apr 1923; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Culy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Culy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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