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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The Strathclyde clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first people to use the name McCullar. It is derived from the Gaelic personal name Cullach, meaning boar.

McCullar Early Origins



The surname McCullar 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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McCullar Spelling Variations


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McCullar 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. McCullar has been spelled MacCulloch, MacCullagh, MacCully, MacCullough, MacCulley, MacCullaugh, MacCullock, MacCullie, MacLulich and many more.

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McCullar Early History


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McCullar Early History



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

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McCullar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCullar 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 McCullar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCullar In Ireland


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McCullar In Ireland



Some of the McCullar 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



Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:

McCullar Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Zelma McCullar, aged 25, who settled in Denton, Texas, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCullar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCullar (post 1700)



  • Michelle McCullar, American production assistant, known for her work on On the Spot (2011-2012)
  • Kevin Wayne Mccullar (b. 1968), birth name of Kevin Wayne, American actor, known for his work on Company M: A Mob of Soldiers (2012), Ace Derringer vs. the Shadow Men (2004) and Dead in 5 Heartbeats (2013)
  • Doyle McCullar (b. 1967), American actor, best known for his role in Hide and Seek (1997)

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
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    The McCullar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCullar 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 November 2015 at 10:56.

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