Scally History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Scally family

The surname Scally 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 Scally family

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

Scally Spelling Variations

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 Scally revealed many variations, including Scully, Scally, O'Scully and others.

Early Notables of the Scally family (pre 1700)

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United States Scally migration to the United States +

The 19th century brought a massive reduction in Ireland's population. It seemed that during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the Irish people had two options: starve or immigrate. Those that chose the later frequently headed for the United States, hopeful for land, work, and equality. Those determined for free land joined the migration west; while others stayed behind to live in urban centers and often work in factories. Still others began a transitory life in work camps, building the bridges, canals, railways, and highways so critical to the rapidly development of the growing industrial nation. Early passenger and immigration lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Scally:

Scally Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ann Scally, who landed in Virginia in 1769-1770 [1]
  • William Scally, who arrived in Virginia in 1769-1770 [1]

Canada Scally migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scally Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Bridget Scally, aged 23 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Virginius" departing 28th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 12th August 1847 but she died on board [2]
  • Mrs. Bridget Scally, aged 55 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Virginius" departing 28th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 12th August 1847 but she died on board [2]
  • Miss. Elizabeth Scally, aged 8 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Covenanter" departing 17th June 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 9th August 1847 but she died on board [2]
  • Miss. Jane Scally, aged 9 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Covenanter" departing 17th June 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 9th August 1847 but she died on board [2]
  • Mr. Patrick Scally, aged 28 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Virginius" departing 28th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 12th August 1847 but he died on board [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Scally migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Scally Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Scally, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" [3]
  • J. Scally, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849 [3]
  • Jane Scally, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"
  • Michael Scally, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"

New Zealand Scally migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Scally Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Peter John Scally, (b. 1807), aged 42, Irish settler, born in Ireland arriving as part of the 8th Detachment of the Royal New Zealand Fencibles travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Oriental Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th September 1849 [4]
  • Mrs. Catherine Scally née Barden, (b. 1824), aged 25, Irish settler, born in Ireland travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Oriental Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th September 1849 [4]
  • Mr. John Scally, (b. 1847), aged 2, Irish settler, born in Ireland travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Oriental Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th September 1849 [4]
  • Mr. James Scally, (b. 1849), aged Infant, Irish settler, born in Ireland travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Oriental Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th September 1849 [4]
  • Edward Scally, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Scally (post 1700) +

  • Gwyneth Scally, American visual contemporary artist
  • Cathal Scally (b. 1994), Irish sportsperson
  • Ciaran Scally, retired Irish rugby union scrum-half
  • Paul Damien Phillip Scally (b. 1955), English businessman
  • Neil Scally (b. 1978), Scottish footballer


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 94)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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