McColloch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Scottish McColloch name is derived from the Gaelic personal name "Cullach," meaning "boar."

Early Origins of the McColloch family

The surname McColloch 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 they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the McColloch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McColloch research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1354 are included under the topic Early McColloch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McColloch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacCulloch, MacCullagh, MacCully, MacCullough, MacCulley, MacCullaugh, MacCullock, MacCullie and many more.

Early Notables of the McColloch family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the McColloch family to Ireland

Some of the McColloch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States McColloch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McColloch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James McColloch, who arrived in New England in 1738 [1]
McColloch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Thos. J. McColloch, aged 33, originally from Tralkirk, Scotland, arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Caledonia" from Glasgow, Scotland [2]
  • Helen M McColloch, aged 49, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "President Adams" from London, England [3]
  • John McColloch, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Fort Hamilton" from Hamilton, Bermuda [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name McColloch (post 1700) +

  • Major Samuel McColloch, American officer who when attacked by Native Americans during the American Revolutionary War spurred his horse over the edge of a hill about 300 feet in height in present-day Wheeling, West Virginia; he and his horse survived and the location and feat is now known as McColloch's Leap
  • Claude Charles McColloch (1888-1959), American attorney and jurist, Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Oregon (1937-1959), Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon (1954-1958)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF3L-S4D : 6 December 2014), Thos. J. McColloch, 04 Apr 1905; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Caledonia, 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:JNKH-228 : 6 December 2014), Helen M McColloch, 24 Oct 1922; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name President Adams, 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:JNND-NXQ : 6 December 2014), John McColloch, 04 Jul 1923; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Fort Hamilton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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