Early Origins of the Scullen family
The surname Scullen was first found in Wexford
(Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings
as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland
, in the province of Leinster
, where they held a family seat
as a branch of Madigan clann. Traditionally they are descended from Fiacha Araidhe the 37th King of Ulster
. More directly, they are descended from Scoieach, a chieftain
and schoolteacher of the Madigan line and related to the Mannings. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion
of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in County Meath
and represented the first recorded reference to the name.
Early History of the Scullen family
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Scullen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Scallen, Scallan, Scullin, O'Scallan, O'Scallan, O'Scullin, McScallan and many more.
Early Notables of the Scullen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Scullen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Scullen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Peter Scullen, who settled in Providence, Rhode Island in 1829
- Thomas Scullen, who settled in Philadelphia in 1858
Scullen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Patrick Scullen, who arrived in Ottawa in 1829