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History reveals the roots of the McCully family name in the ancient Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The McCully name is derived from the Gaelic personal name Cullach, meaning boar.

McCully Early Origins



The surname McCully 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.

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McCully Spelling Variations


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McCully Spelling Variations



Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations in Scottish names. McCully has been spelled MacCulloch, MacCullagh, MacCully, MacCullough, MacCulley, MacCullaugh, MacCullock, MacCullie, MacLulich and many more.

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McCully Early History


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McCully Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCully research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1354, 1640, 1697, 1470 and are included under the topic Early McCully History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCully Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCully Early Notables (pre 1700)



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 McCully Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCully In Ireland


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McCully In Ireland



Some of the McCully 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them:

McCully Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John McCully, who arrived in New England in 1735
  • Matthew McCully, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745
  • Joseph McCully, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1799

McCully Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis McCully, who landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • William McCully, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Robert McCully, who landed in America in 1805
  • Jonas McCully, who arrived in South Carolina in 1806
  • Andrew McCully, who landed in South Carolina in 1809
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCully Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael McCully, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Ann McCully, aged 16, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Mary Ann McCully, aged 13, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • James McCully, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Ellinor McCully, aged 17, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCully (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCully (post 1700)



  • William McCully, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1932
  • Thomas McCully, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 2nd District, 1842-43
  • T. M. McCully, American Democrat politician, Chair of Knox County Democratic Party, 1903
  • Phil McCully, American Republican politician, Chair of Marshall County Republican Party, 2002
  • Vice Admiral Alexander Newton McCully (1867-1951), American naval officer
  • Kilmer S. McCully, Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Services for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Henry McCully (b. 1948), Scottish-born, American Soccer player
  • Emily Arnold McCully (b. 1939), American children's author, recipient of the Caldecott Medal for "Mirette on the High Wire"
  • Edward "Ed" McCully (1927-1956), American Christian missionary to Ecuador
  • Murray McCully (b. 1953), New Zealand politician, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for the Rugby World Cup
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
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    The McCully Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCully 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 27 November 2015 at 09:02.

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