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MCCULLEY Family HistoryRecorded in many forms including MacCulloch, MacCullock, MacCullagh, McCulloch, McCullock, McCulley and without any prefix such as Cullagh, Culloch, and Culley, this surname is of pre medieval 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...
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