Tulloch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Tulloch surname comes the name of a place called Tulloch, on the Firth of Cromarty. The place name comes from the Gaelic word "tulach," meaning a "hillock." Tulloch is classed as a habitation surname, as it derived from an existing place name.

Early Origins of the Tulloch family

The surname Tulloch was first found in Ross-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, whereas the Tullos variant is from the area of Torry, a suburb of Aberdeen and takes its name from the Vale of Tullos which lies between Tullos Hill and Torry Hill.

Early History of the Tulloch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tulloch research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1364, 1380, 1411, 1422, 1639, 1649, 1669, 1678, 1689, 1460, 1418, 1461, 1482, 1477, 1482, 1461, 1477, 1470 and 1482 are included under the topic Early Tulloch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tulloch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tulloch, Tullo, Tulloh, Tullack, Tullagh and others.

Early Notables of the Tulloch family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Thomas Tulloch (d. 1460), Scottish prelate, Bishop of Ross, Archdeacon of Caithness; Thomas de Tulloch, Scottish prelate, Bishop of...
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United States Tulloch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tulloch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John and Janet Tulloch, who arrived in Savannah, Georgia with their five children in 1775
  • Andrew Tulloch, who settled in Philadelphia in 1799
Tulloch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Tulloch, who arrived in the Carolinas in 1808

Canada Tulloch migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tulloch Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Tulloch, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Patrick Tulloch, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1801

Australia Tulloch migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Tulloch Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Tulloch, Scottish convict who was convicted in Aberdeen, Scotland for 14 years, transported aboard the "Atlas" on 16th January 1816, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [1]
  • Hugh Tulloch, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion" [2]

New Zealand Tulloch migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Tulloch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Tulloch, Cornish settler travelling from Launceston aboard the ship "Halcyon" arriving in New Zealand in 1852 [3]
  • W. Tulloch, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Three Bells" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 13th July 1858 [4]
  • Mr. Magnus Tulloch, (b. 1808), aged 55, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Brothers Pride" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 8th December 1863 [3]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Tulloch, (b. 1837), aged 26, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Brothers Pride" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 8th December 1863 [3]
  • Mr. John Tulloch, (b. 1844), aged 19, British farm labourer travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Brothers Pride" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 8th December 1863 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Tulloch (post 1700) +

  • David L. Tulloch, American associate professor of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University
  • Stephen Michael Tulloch (b. 1985), American former NFL football linebacker; he played from 2006 to 2016
  • Elizabeth "Bitsie" Tulloch (b. 1981), American actress, known for playing the role of Juliette Silverton/Eve in Grimm
  • George Burrell Tulloch (b. 1938), Scottish footballer who played from 1960 to 1966
  • Robert John "Bobby" Tulloch MBE (1929-1996), Scottish naturalist from the Shetland Islands
  • John Tulloch (1823-1886), Scottish theologian from Bridge of Earn, Perthshire, Moderator of the General Assembly in 1878
  • Ms. Winifred Joyce Tulloch B.E.M., British recipient of Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to Girlguiding and to the community in Orkney [5]
  • Courtney James Matthew Winston Tulloch (b. 1995), English two-time silver medalist international elite artistic gymnast from Lewisham, England
  • Andrew George Tulloch (b. 1967), English athlete who specialised in the 110 metres hurdles in the 1990s from Wolverhampton
  • Russell Tulloch (b. 1942), Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in 1962
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

RMS Lusitania
  • Mrs. Agnes Tulloch, Scottish 2nd Class passenger residing in Kendall, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [6]
  • Miss Hannah Tulloch, American 2nd Class passenger from Kendall, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [6]
  • Mr. James Tulloch, Scottish 2nd Class passenger residing in Kendall, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [6]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/atlas
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 12th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1854.shtml
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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