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McCullagh is one of the proud Scottish names to come from the Strathclyde clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is derived from the Gaelic personal name Cullach, meaning boar.

McCullagh Early Origins



The surname McCullagh 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.

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McCullagh Spelling Variations


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McCullagh Spelling Variations



The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years McCullagh has been spelled MacCulloch, MacCullagh, MacCully, MacCullough, MacCulley, MacCullaugh, MacCullock, MacCullie, MacLulich and many more.

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McCullagh Early History


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McCullagh Early History



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

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McCullagh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCullagh Early Notables (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 McCullagh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCullagh In Ireland


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McCullagh In Ireland



Some of the McCullagh 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North Ameri ca. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:

McCullagh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert McCullagh, who arrived in America in 1805
  • William McCullagh, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1805
  • William McCullagh, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Patrick McCullagh, aged 46, landed in New York in 1812
  • H McCullagh, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCullagh Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matthew McCullagh arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • Thomas McCullagh arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Medway" in 1846
  • Rose McCullagh, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Samuel McCullagh, aged 27, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
  • John McCullagh, aged 13, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCullagh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCullagh (post 1700)



  • De Clan McCullagh, American journalist and columnist for CBSNews.com
  • Sheila K. McCullagh MBE (b. 1920), British author of children's books
  • Peter McCullagh, Irish statistician from Northern Ireland, winner of the Notable Alumni Award in 2007
  • James Benjamin McCullagh (1854-1921), Anglican missionary in British Columbia
  • George McCullagh (1905-1952), Canadian newspaper owner, creator of The Globe and Mail
  • Francis McCullagh (1874-1856), British journalist, war correspondent and author
  • Edward Vincent McCullagh, nationalist politician and farmer in Northern Ireland
  • David McCullagh PhD, Irish journalist and author
  • Sir Crawford McCullagh (1868-1948), 1st Baronet, Unionist politician in Northern Ireland
  • Colm McCullagh, Gaelic Football player for County Tyrone

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McCullagh Historic Events


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McCullagh Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. John McCullagh (b. 1916), English Engine Room Artificer 4th Class serving for the Royal Navy from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John Augustus Mccullagh, British Signalman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  5. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  6. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  7. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  11. ...

The McCullagh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCullagh 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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