Many Irish names are English translations of Gaelic names. The name Scaly was a translation of the Gaelic name O Scolaidhe, which means student.
from very early times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scaly research.Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Scaly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
During the Middle Ages, a person's name was often recorded under several spelling variations
during a single lifetime because it was essentially up to the individual scribe's discretion as to how to record an individual's name. Research into the name Scaly revealed many variations, including Scully, Scally, O'Scully and others.
North America received thousands of Irish immigrants from the English-ruled Ireland
during the 19th century. Once in the United States or what would become Canada, these immigrants quickly contributed to the ongoing settling and industrialization processes. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s. An exhaustive examination of immigrant and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the surname of Scaly: 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..