Early Origins of the MacScallen family
The surname MacScallen was first found in Wexford
(Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings
as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland
, in the province of Leinster
, where they held a family seat
as a branch of Madigan clann. Traditionally they are descended from Fiacha Araidhe the 37th King of Ulster
. More directly, they are descended from Scoieach, a chieftain
and schoolteacher of the Madigan line and related to the Mannings. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion
of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in County Meath
and represented the first recorded reference to the name.
Early History of the MacScallen family
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MacScallen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Scallen, Scallan, Scullin, O'Scallan, O'Scallan, O'Scullin, McScallan and many more.
Early Notables of the MacScallen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacScallen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Scallan, who came to New York, NY in 1811; James Scullin, who settled in Montreal in 1824; Peter Scullen, who settled in Providence, RI in 1829.