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Irish Surname - Cullinane

Origin of the Irish surname Cullinane

The Irish surname Cullinane is an anglicised form of the Gaelic name Ó Cuilinnáin, which means "descendant of Cuilinnán." The name is derived from the Irish word "cuilinn," which means "holly." The Cullinane surname is most commonly found in the province of Munster, particularly in County Cork.

According to Irish genealogical sources, the Cullinane clan originated in the barony of Barrymore in County Cork. The family was considered one of the leading septs in the area during the Middle Ages. Over time, the name has spread throughout Ireland and the rest of the world.

According to the 1901 Irish census, the Cullinane surname was most common in County Cork, followed by County Waterford and County Tipperary. In the United States, the surname is most common in New York and Massachusetts.

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Variations of the Irish surname Cullinane

Coat of Arms and Motto of the Irish Surname Cullinane

The Cullinane coat of arms features a shield with three holly leaves on a green background. The crest is a hand holding a sword, and the motto reads "Omnia Mea Mecum Porto," which means "I carry"

Please Note

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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