Scullion History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Scullion family

The surname Scullion 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 Scullion family

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

Scullion Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Scullion family (pre 1700)

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


Australia Scullion migration to Australia +

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

Scullion Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Scullion, aged 23, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance" [1]
  • Catherine Scullion, aged 27, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance" [1]

New Zealand Scullion migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Scullion Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Philip Scullion, (b. 1853), aged 22, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Helen Denny" arriving in Hawkes Bay, Napier, North Island, New Zealand on 20th September 1875 [2]
  • Miss Susanna Scullion, (b. 1848), aged 27, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Helen Denny" arriving in Hawkes Bay, Napier, North Island, New Zealand on 20th September 1875 [2]
  • Mr. Patrick Scullion, (b. 1953), aged 23, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Pomona" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1876 [3]
  • William Scullion, aged 21, a ploughman, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Scullion (post 1700) +

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


  1. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 13th September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1854.shtml.
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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