Origins Available: English
The Norman Conquest
in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the McCullowe family, who lived in Derbyshire
, in the area of Cully.
Early Origins of the McCullowe family
The surname McCullowe 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 McCullowe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCullowe research.Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1559, and 1606 are included under the topic Early McCullowe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McCullowe Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name McCullowe were recorded, including Culley, Cully, Culy, Culey and others.
Early Notables of the McCullowe family (pre 1700)
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCullowe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McCullowe family to Ireland
Some of the McCullowe 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 McCullowe family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name McCullowe arrived in North America very early: 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.