HouseofNames.com

Continuing Research

Notables Added the last 12 months
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


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.

 More

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.

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.


 More

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.

 More

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.

 More

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.

 More

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
  • ...

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
 More

  • 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
 More

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.

 More

Most Popular Family Crest Products
 
McCulley Armorial History With Coat of ArmsMcCulley Armorial History With Coat of Arms
McCulley Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageMcCulley Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
McCulley Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesMcCulley Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
McCulley Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainMcCulley Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
McCulley Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugMcCulley Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
McCulley Armorial History with FrameMcCulley Armorial History with Frame
McCulley Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsMcCulley Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms

 More

 More

Citations



    Other References

    1. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    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. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. 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 7 June 2016 at 21:55.

    Sign Up

      

    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more