Irish Surname - Culley
Origin of the Irish Surname Culley and its Variations
The Irish surname Culley is derived from the Gaelic name Mac Cuille, meaning "son of Cuille." The name has its origins in County Mayo, but it is also found in other parts of Ireland, particularly in the counties of Donegal, Sligo, and Leitrim. The name has variations such as Cully, MacCully, and MacColl.
According to recent statistics, the Culley surname is most common in the United States, followed by England, Australia, and Canada.
Famous People with the Surname Culley
- John Culley: An American professional baseball player who played for the Philadelphia Athletics in the early 1900s.
- Tommy Cullerton: An American football player who played for the Buffalo Bills and the Denver Broncos in the 1960s.
Variations of the Irish Surname Culley
- Cully: A variation of the Culley surname, commonly found in the northern counties of Ireland, particularly in County Derry. It is also found in Scotland and England.
- MacCully: A variation of the Culley surname, meaning "son of Cuille." It is mainly found in County Mayo, but it is also found in other parts of Ireland and in Scotland.
- MacColl: A variation of the Culley surname, meaning "son of Coll." It is found in various parts of Ireland, particularly in the counties of Cork, Limerick, and Clare, as well as in Scotland.
Culley Coat of Arms and Motto
The Culley Coat of Arms features a shield divided into four sections, with a crest consisting of a dexter hand holding a heart, and a motto that reads "Ducit Amor Patriae" meaning "Love of Country Leads Me."
There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.
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