Sculley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Sculley family

The surname Sculley 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 Sculley family

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

Sculley Spelling Variations

Many different spelling variations of the surname Sculley were found in the archives researched. These included Scribes and church officials generally spelled a name as it sounded; as a result, a person's name could be spelt innumerable ways in his lifetime. Scully, Scally, O'Scully and others.

Early Notables of the Sculley family (pre 1700)

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United States Sculley migration to the United States +

In the 18th and 19th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Irish immigrants landed on North American shores. Although many of them were merely looking for a free plot of land and living of their very own, many later immigrants were desperately fleeing an overcrowded land that did not have sufficient food for its inhabitants. The exodus from Ireland was greatest during the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine had stricken the island. Although this large influx of Irish was unpopular with the great majority of people already established within the major centers, these Irish were critical to the speedy development of the United States and those colonies that would eventually become known as Canada. These immigrants provided the cheap labor required to build modern roads, bridges, canals, and railways. Research of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of immigrants to North America baring the name of Sculley:

Sculley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter, John, Martin and William Sculley all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870
  • James Sculley, who arrived in Mississippi in 1871 [1]
  • Martin Sculley, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1874 [1]
  • Michael Sculley, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1874 [1]

Australia Sculley migration to Australia +

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

Sculley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Darby Sculley, English convict who was convicted in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Equestrian" on 27th August 1852, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Island) [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sculley (post 1700) +

  • John Sculley (b. 1939), American businessman, former Apple CEO


  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. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th May 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/equestrian


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