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

Early Origins of the Sculion family


The surname Sculion 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.

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Early History of the Sculion family

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Early History of the Sculion family


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Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Sculion History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sculion Spelling Variations

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Sculion Spelling Variations


The scribes and church officials of the Middle Ages who recorded names in official documents spelled the names as they sounded. This led to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations and thus resembling more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Sculion that are preserved in archival documents of this era include Scully, Scally, O'Scully and others.

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Early Notables of the Sculion family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Sculion family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Sculion family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Sculion family to the New World and Oceana


Irish families began to migrate to North America in the late 18th century in the hopes of gaining their own plot of land. The majority of these early immigrant families were relatively well off because the transatlantic passage was costly. As a result the decision to immigrate was carefully made. Those immigrants that arrived in the late 1840s differed because their decision to leave was in direct response to the Great Potato Famine. Many of the families that crossed the Atlantic during this decade were destitute, either having spent all they had on the fare or even starting with nothing, but being sponsored by a philanthropic society. Whenever, these Irish families came to North America, they were made great contributions to the developing nations of the United States and what would come to be known as Canada: the earlier settlers as land clearing homesteaders, and the later immigrants as the muscle that would build the industries and routes of transportation so critical to a powerful nation. Research into the passenger and immigration lists has shown many early and significant Irish immigrants bearing the name Sculion: Peter, John, Martin and William Sculley all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870; Ben, Edward, John, Joseph, Martin, Mathew, Michael, Owen, Patrick, Peter, Thomas, and William Scully all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1870..

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