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Early Origins of the Scallen family

The surname Scallen 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 Scallen family

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Scallen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Scallen, Scallan, Scullin, O'Scallan, O'Scallan, O'Scullin, McScallan and many more.

Early Notables of the Scallen family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Scallen family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scallen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Barthlome Scallen, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1848
  • Cornelius Scallen, who settled in Detroit in 1855
  • Thomas Scallen, who arrived in St. Louis in 1860
  • Hannah Scallen, who settled in Philadelphia in 1865

Scallen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Scallen, who arrived in Quebec in 1853
  • George Scallen, who settled in Quebec in 1853
  • Mary Scallen, who settled in Quebec in 1853
  • William Scallen, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Scallen (post 1700)

  • Thomas Kaine Scallen (1925-2015), American businessman, the first owner of the NHL's Vancouver Canucks

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