Scallion History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Scallion family

The surname Scallion 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 Scallion family

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

Scallion Spelling Variations

Many different spelling variations of the surname Scallion were found in the archives researched. These included Scribes and church officials generally spelled a name as it sounded; as a result, a person's name could be spelt innumerable ways in his lifetime. Scully, Scally, O'Scully and others.

Early Notables of the Scallion family (pre 1700)

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


Canada Scallion migration to Canada +

In the 18th and 19th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Irish immigrants landed on North American shores. Although many of them were merely looking for a free plot of land and living of their very own, many later immigrants were desperately fleeing an overcrowded land that did not have sufficient food for its inhabitants. The exodus from Ireland was greatest during the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine had stricken the island. Although this large influx of Irish was unpopular with the great majority of people already established within the major centers, these Irish were critical to the speedy development of the United States and those colonies that would eventually become known as Canada. These immigrants provided the cheap labor required to build modern roads, bridges, canals, and railways. Research of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of immigrants to North America baring the name of Scallion:

Scallion Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Matthew Scallion U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]
Scallion Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Andrew Scallion, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1821
  • Michael Scallion, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1838

Contemporary Notables of the name Scallion (post 1700) +

  • James William Scallion (1842-1926), Irish-born Canadian teacher, farmer and agrarian activist, founder of the Manitoba Grain Growers' Association
  • Jamie Scallion (b. 1978), British songwriter and author of The Rock 'n' Roll Diaries

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. Thomas Connell  Scallion (1875-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


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