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Where did the Irish Scullion family come from? What is the Irish Scullion family crest and coat of arms? When did the Scullion family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Scullion family history?

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


The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best due to competing dialects and languages, and the general illiteracy of the population. Research into the name Scullion revealed many spelling variations, including Scully, Scally, O'Scully and others.

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scullion research. Another 149 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Scullion History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Scullion Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scullion Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Scullion, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"
  • Catherine Scullion, aged 27, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"

Scullion Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Scullion, aged 21, a ploughman, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879


  • Sister Mary Scullion, Philadelphia-based American Roman Catholic Religious Sister and activist
  • David Scullion (b. 1984), Northern Irish footballer
  • Tony Scullion (b. 1962), former Irish dual player
  • Stewart McNab Adam Scullion (b. 1946), Scottish former footballer
  • Patrick James Scullion (b. 1986), Scottish professional football midfielder
  • Nigel Gregory Scullion (b. 1956), Australian politician


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  2. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  11. ...

The Scullion Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scullion 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.

This page was last modified on 23 January 2014 at 11:22.

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