McCullock


McCullock
Recorded in many forms including MacCulloch, MacCullock, MacCullagh, McCulloch, McCullock, and without any prefix such as Cullagh and Culloch, this surname is of pre medeival Gaelic origins, being widely recorded in both Scotland and Ireland. It derives from patronymic McCullach, with 'Mac' meaning 'son of' and 'cullach', a wild boar. Almost all Gaelic surnames originate from a nickname for the first chief of the caln, and as most had earned their position by force of arms, to be called 'Wild boar' would certainly be a badge of office. There is a possible but similar explanation from the Gaelic 'Cu-Uladh' meaning the Hound of Ulster, but that would have been equally popular. The name was translated as Boar in Northern Sligo, sometimes also spelt as Bower. The name dates back to the late 13th Century (see below). Variations in the idiom of the spelling include one Agnes Mc Culloch who was christened in Edinburgh on August 7th 1614. John MacCulloch who married Margaret Troop on July 25th 1690 in Edinburgh and Eliza McCullough who was christened at St. Martin- in-the-Fields, Westminster. On June 1st 1846 one James McCulloch, aged thirty three, a famine emigrant, sailed aboard the 'Brooksby' from Glasgow to New York. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Thomas Maculagh, which was dated 1296 recorded as 'The Count of Wyggeton (Wigtown)', during the reign of King John Balliol of Scotland, 1292 - 1296. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Michie Mee — Birth name Michelle McCullock Born c. 1970 (age 40–41) Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada Genres Canadian hip hop …   Wikipedia

  • Eisschnelllauf-Mehrkampfweltmeisterschaft — Oscar Mathisen – erfolgreichster Mann der Weltmeisterschaft Die Liste der Eisschnelllauf Mehrkampfweltmeisterschaften listet alle Sieger sowie die Zweit und Drittplatzierten bei den Weltmeisterschaften im Mehrkampf auf.[1] Seit 1893 werden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Eisschnelllaufweltmeisterschaften der Frauen (Allround) — Oscar Mathisen – erfolgreichster Mann der Weltmeisterschaft Die Liste der Eisschnelllauf Mehrkampfweltmeisterschaften listet alle Sieger sowie die Zweit und Drittplatzierten bei den Weltmeisterschaften im Mehrkampf auf.[1] Seit 1893 werden, für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Eisschnelllaufweltmeisterschaften der Männer (Allround) — Oscar Mathisen – erfolgreichster Mann der Weltmeisterschaft Die Liste der Eisschnelllauf Mehrkampfweltmeisterschaften listet alle Sieger sowie die Zweit und Drittplatzierten bei den Weltmeisterschaften im Mehrkampf auf.[1] Seit 1893 werden, für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brampton Fall Fair — The Brampton Fall Fair is an annual agricultural and entertainment event in Brampton, Ontario, since 1853. It features rides, games, a demolition derby, and various kiosks peddling knitted goods.Infobox festival festival name = Brampton Fall Fair …   Wikipedia

  • Bishnupriya Manipuri language — Bishnupriya Manipuri বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী (or ইমার ঠার Imarthar) Spoken in Northeast India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and several other countries Native speakers > 450,000 in India and Bangladesh  (date missing) …   Wikipedia

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Blount County, Tennessee — Location of Blount County in Tennessee This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Blount County, Tennessee. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic… …   Wikipedia

  • Pro se legal representation in the United States — Pro se legal representation refers to the instance of a person representing himself or herself without a lawyer in a court proceeding, whether as a defendant or a plaintiff and whether the matter is civil or criminal. Pro se is a Latin phrase… …   Wikipedia

  • Marlene Jennings — Hon. Marlene Jennings Member of Parliament for Notre Dame de Grâce Lachine In office 1997–2011 Preceded by Warren Allman …   Wikipedia

  • Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine — Quebec electoral district Notre Dame de Grâce Lachine in relation to other federal electoral districts in Montreal …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.