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In the Scottish/English Borderlands, the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name McCulley. It is derived from the Gaelic personal name Cullach, meaning boar.

McCulley Early Origins



The surname McCulley 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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McCulley Spelling Variations


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

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McCulley Early History


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McCulley Early History



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

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McCulley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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McCulley In Ireland


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McCulley In Ireland



Some of the McCulley 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



The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

McCulley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James McCulley, aged 50, arrived in Tennessee in 1812
  • Robert McCulley, aged 44, arrived in Tennessee in 1812
  • Mary Ellen McCulley, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1895
  • Matha G. McCulley, aged 32, who arrived in America, in 1896

McCulley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Katharine McCulley, aged 40, who arrived in America, in 1907
  • William McCulley, aged 34, who arrived in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1915
  • William T. McCulley, aged 32, who arrived in Lankerdal, California, in 1919
  • Samuel McCulley, aged 40, who arrived in Dennison, Ohio, in 1919
  • Annie McCulley, aged 19, who arrived in America from Ballymena, Ireland, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCulley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John McCulley, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

McCulley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • P. McCulley, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Forth" in 1833
  • Rosy Ann McCulley, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Forth" in 1833

McCulley Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Frank McCulley, aged 60, who arrived in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1920
  • Madeline McCulley, aged 21, who arrived in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCulley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCulley (post 1700)



  • Danielle McCulley (b. 1975), American former professional basketball player
  • Pete McCulley (1931-1992), American head coach of the San Francisco 49ers
  • Johnston McCulley (1883-1958), American author of hundreds of stories, fifty novels, numerous screenplays for film and television, and the creator of the character Zorro
  • Michael James McCulley (b. 1943), American former NASA astronaut, and the first submariner in space and later President and CEO of Space Shuttle contractor United Space Alliance
  • Robert Keith McCulley (1914-1993), Canadian professional ice hockey right winger

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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. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The McCulley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCulley 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 4 December 2016 at 19:03.

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