Origins Available: English
McCullo is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The McCullo family lived in Derbyshire
, in the area of Cully.
Early Origins of the McCullo family
The surname McCullo was first found in Norfolk
where Hunfrid de Cuelai was listed there in the Domesday Book
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
However, we must look to the aforementioned reference of Derbyshire
to find the earliest land grants for the surname. And Ratcliffe Culey, a hamlet near the border of Warwickshire
, part of the civil parish of Witherley can be ruled out as the origin of the name as the hamlet's first reference was in the 1600's.
Early History of the McCullo family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCullo research.Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1559, and 1606 are included under the topic Early McCullo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McCullo Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Culley, Cully, Culy, Culey and others.
Early Notables of the McCullo family (pre 1700)
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCullo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McCullo family to Ireland
Some of the McCullo family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 137 words (10 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 McCullo family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name McCullo or a variant listed above: Samuel Culley who settled in Virginia in 1623; Charles Culley settled in New England
in 1748; Edward Cully settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1829; John Culley settled in New York State in 1803.