Origins Available: English
McCulloe is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The McCulloe family lived in Derbyshire
, in the area of Cully.
Early Origins of the McCulloe family
The surname McCulloe 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 McCulloe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCulloe research.Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1559, and 1606 are included under the topic Early McCulloe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McCulloe Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Culley, Cully, Culy, Culey and others.
Early Notables of the McCulloe family (pre 1700)
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCulloe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McCulloe family to Ireland
Some of the McCulloe 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 McCulloe family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name McCulloe 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.