In the Scottish/English Borderlands, the Strathclyde Britons
were the first to use the name McCuller. It is derived from the Gaelic personal name Cullach,
Early Origins of the McCuller family
The surname McCuller 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 McCuller family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCuller research.Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1354, 1640, 1697, 1470 and are included under the topic Early McCuller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McCuller Spelling Variations
Scribes in Medieval Scotland
spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations
exist in names of that era. McCuller has been spelled MacCulloch, MacCullagh, MacCully, MacCullough, MacCulley, MacCullaugh, MacCullock, MacCullie, MacLulich and many more.
Early Notables of the McCuller 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 McCuller Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McCuller family to Ireland
Some of the McCuller family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 215 words (15 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 McCuller family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McCuller Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- John McCuller, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
Contemporary Notables of the name McCuller (post 1700)
- Arnold McCuller, American vocalist, record producer
The McCuller 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.