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welcome to the newly formed clan mcculloch clan society

Clan McCulloch is an “armigerous clan is a Scottish clan, family or name which is registered with the Court of the Lord Lyon and once had a chief who bore undifferenced arms, but does not have a chief currently recognized as such by Lyon Court.” Just as many Scots have spread around the world as part of the “Scottish Diaspora” the McCullochs (of various spellings) are now found around the world, primarily in English speaking countries of North America and Australia. The first emigration wave from Galloway, Scotland was when McCullochs moved to Antrim, Northern Ireland. The McCullochs, notably James McCulloch of Grogan, played a prominent role in the Ulster Plantation attracting protestant Scots to settle in Northern Ireland. Then, upon the execution of Sir Godfrey McCulloch, some of the remaining McCullochs of Myrton migrated to Northern Ireland and North America. In the diaspora, the name took on a variety of spellings including McCullough and McCulloh, among others.

Today, members of other families and clans have formed “clan societies.” It should be noted that clan society is not synonymous with a clan and has no inherent authority to name a clan chieftain. However, a clan society serves various functions of fostering heritage, familial affinity, and genealogical research. In the absence of a clan chieftain for hundreds of years, and the scattering of McCullochs around the globe, a clan society might serve the function of reconnecting McCulloch descendants with their heritage, kin, and ancestors.

The purpose of the newly formed Clan McCulloch Clan Society includes:

  • Collecting and preserving historical materials related to the Clan.
  • Encouraging and supporting DNA and genealogical research related to Clan McCulloch, and McCulloch families of all spelling variations.
  • Encouraging tourism to Scotland and Northern Ireland, particularly to sites of importance to Clan McCulloch.
  • Fostering academic study in traditionally Scottish topic areas through scholarship programs. To perpetuate Scottish traditions and customs, promote Clan affinity and kinship

Anyone who shares an interest in assisting with the development and operations of the McCulloch clan society is invited to contact us here.

Credit: A Border Keep, Horatio McCulloch: Dundee Art Galleries and Museums Collection (Dundee City Council)