Scalon Surname History

Many Irish names are English translations of Gaelic names. The name Scalon was a translation of the Gaelic name O Scolaidhe, which means student.

Early Origins of the Scalon family

The surname Scalon was first found in county Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Scalon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scalon research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Scalon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scalon Spelling Variations

Ireland in the Middle Ages was inhabited by very few literate people. Therefore, the proper spelling of names was decided by a very select few. The surviving records for the time demonstrate that these scribes were often not consistent in their efforts for there are many spelling variations of certain common names. Some of the variations for the name Scalon include Scully, Scally, O'Scully and others.

Early Notables of the Scalon family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Scalon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Scalon family

Irish emigration to North America began modestly in the late 18th century. At this time, Irish families made the journey to British North America and the United States by choice and after careful consideration: they were primarily in search of a suitably large stretch of land to call their own. This pattern would change most dramatically during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For example, the years 1825-1845 saw approximately 450,000 heading to British North America and 400,000 to the United States, but in 1847, at the height of the famine, it is estimated that more than 104,000 Irish immigrants went to British North America and more than 119,000 to the United States. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Scalon: Peter, John, Martin and William Sculley all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870; Ben, Edward, John, Joseph, Martin, Mathew, Michael, Owen, Patrick, Peter, Thomas, and William Scully all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1870..



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