Cullen Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Cullen Family History

If you are conducting some Cullen family history research then you can view the Cullen coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Cullen surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The Irish name Cullen is derived from the Mac Cuilinn native Gaelic Sept of County Monaghan or from the O'Culiinn Sept of County Kildare. The name is taken from the Gaelic word 'cuileann' meaning 'holly'. There are several variants of these Sept names including MacCollin, Cullinane, Culhoon and MacQuillan.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Cullen Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Wheatsheaf/Garb Symbol of Plenty
Hand Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice
Shamrock/Trefoil Signifies Perpetuity
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