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Early Origins of the Scarry family

The surname Scarry was first found in Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat as one of the Chiefs of the Sodham or Sodhan, a large territory in the barony of Tiaquin, divided into six territories, each of which was ruled by a chief, the overlord being O'Mainnin whose chief residence was the Castle of Clogher. [1]

"The name Sgarra may be from the Irish scor, a champion, or sgeir, a rock in the sea, a cliff, shelf; or sgeireach, rocky." [2]

Early History of the Scarry family

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Scarry Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Scurry, Scarry, Skarry, Skurry, O'Scurry, O'Scarry, Skerry, Scerry, Sgurry, O'Sgurry, Sgerry, Scarey, Scurey, Scurrie and many more.

Early Notables of the Scarry family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Scarry family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


Contemporary Notables of the name Scarry (post 1700) +

  • Michael Joseph "Mo" Scarry (1920-2012), American NFL football player and coach


  1. MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
  2. Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.


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