Home

Digital Products

Prints

Apparel

Home & Barware

Gifts


Customer Service



MacCulla History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The chronicles of the MacCulla family indicate that the name was first used by the Strathclyde Britons of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is derived from the Gaelic personal name Cullach, meaning boar.

Early Origins of the MacCulla family


The surname MacCulla was first found in Wigtownshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhaile na h-Uige), formerly a county in southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway where one of the first on record was Andrew MacCulloch who served King William the Lion of Scotland and received the lands of Myretoun (now Monreith near Whitehorn in Wigtown). However ancient records show the Clan as being mentioned in the year 743 in that area.

Early History of the MacCulla family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacCulla research.
Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1354, 1640, 1697, 1470 and are included under the topic Early MacCulla History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

MacCulla Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. MacCulla has been spelled MacCulloch, MacCullagh, MacCully, MacCullough, MacCulley, MacCullaugh, MacCullock, MacCullie, MacLulich and many more.

Early Notables of the MacCulla family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Godfrey McCulloch, 2nd Baronet of Mertoun (c.1640-1697), a Scottish politician executed for the murder of William Gordon who died from a shot in the leg, partly as a result of a long-standing feud. Following the execution, much of his family emigrated to...
Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacCulla Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the MacCulla family to Ireland


Some of the MacCulla family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 107 words (8 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 MacCulla family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacCulla Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ellen MacCulla, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1831

The MacCulla Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vi et animo
Motto Translation: By strength and courage.


MacCulla Family Crest Products



See Also


Sign Up