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The Tullock 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." Tullock is classed as a habitation surname, as it derived from an existing place name.

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tullock research. Another 231 words (16 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 Tullock History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 91 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tullock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tullock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Robert Tullock, who landed in New York in 1809
  • Charles Tullock, aged 30, arrived in North Carolina in 1812

Tullock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Ann Tullock, aged 17, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane"

Tullock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Lydia Tullock, aged 27, a dressmaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884

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  • Jen Tullock, American writer, comedian, and award-winning voice actor
  • Gordon Tullock (b. 1922), American economist and retired Professor of Law and Economics


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  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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