Origins Available: English
When the ancestors of the McCullou family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Derbyshire
, in the area of Cully.
Early Origins of the McCullou family
The surname McCullou 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 McCullou family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCullou research.Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1559, and 1606 are included under the topic Early McCullou History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McCullou Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. McCullou has been recorded under many different variations, including Culley, Cully, Culy, Culey and others.
Early Notables of the McCullou family (pre 1700)
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCullou Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McCullou family to Ireland
Some of the McCullou 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 McCullou family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. McCullous were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: 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.