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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Scannell originally appeared in Gaelic as O Scannlain or Mac Scannlain, which are both derived from the word "scannal," which means "contention."

Scannell Early Origins



The surname Scannell was first found in County Louth (Irish: Lú) the smallest county in Ireland, located on the East coast, in the Province of Leinster. "The Mac Scanlans were a sept of Louth, from whom the ancient locality of Bally Mac Scanlan took its name. The first of the family mentioned by D'Alton is Patrick O'Scanlan, who was made archbishop or Armagh in 1261. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
According to O'Hart, the family claim descent from the Heremon Kings of Ireland, more specifically through the O'Shaughnessey pedigree as Tuadan, brother of Duach was the ancestor of O'Scannla which is Anglicized as Scanlan. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
However, MacLysaght claims that there are two quite distinct septs; the O Scannlain of Munster and MacScannlain of Louth. The latter claimed Bally Mac Scanlan (Ballymacscanlan) as their ancient homeland. He continues pointing out that there are six places names Ballymacscanlan throughout Ireland eluding to the family's widespread distribution. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

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Scannell Spelling Variations


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Scannell Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Scannell were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Scanlan, O'Scannell, O'Scanlan, O'Scanlon, MacScanlan, Scanlin and many more.

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Scannell Early History


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Scannell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scannell research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1272 are included under the topic Early Scannell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scannell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scannell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Scannell or a variant listed above:

Scannell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Timothy Scannell, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Scannell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Scannell, who landed in Mississippi in 1840
  • Matthew Scannell, who arrived in Mississippi in 1840
  • D Scannell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Scannell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Scannell, aged 31, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • Matthew Scannell, aged 22, a carpenter, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • Mary Scannell, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • Johanna Scannell, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • Mary Scannell, aged 4, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Scannell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Scannell, aged 18, a housemaid, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Camperdown" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scannell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scannell (post 1700)



  • Susan Scannell (b. 1958), American actress, known for her roles in television soap operas
  • John J. Scannell (1841-1918), 1st Fire Commissioner of the Consolidated City of New York (1898)
  • Herb Scannell (b. 1957), American CEO of Next New Networks and former President of Nickelodeon Networks
  • Thomas "Tom" Scannell (1925-1994), Irish professional football player, father of Tony Scannell
  • Tony Scannell (b. 1945), Irish actor, known for his role as DS Ted Roach in ITV’s The Bill
  • Sean Scannell (b. 1990), Irish footballer
  • Vernon Scannell (1922-2007), British poet and author
  • Damian Scannell (b. 1985), English footballer

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Scannell Historic Events


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Scannell Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Charles Scannell, Irish Fireman from Roberts Cove, Minane Bridge, Cork, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Scannell Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  3. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  3. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  6. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  8. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
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The Scannell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scannell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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