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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Scurry, Scarry, Skarry, Skurry, O'Scurry, O'Scarry, Skerry, Scerry, Sgurry, O'Sgurry, Sgerry, Scarey, Scurey, Scurrie and many more.

First found in Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat as one of the Chiefs of the Sodham or Sodhan, a large territory in the barony of Tiaquin, divided into six territories, each of which was ruled by a chief, the overlord being O'Mainnin whose chief residence was the Castle of Clogher. 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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scurry research. Another 212 words(15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scurry History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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  • Briana Scurry, American soccer player
  • William Read Scurry (1821-1864), general in the Confederate States Army in the American Civil War
  • Richardson A Scurry (1811-1862), Texas politician and a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives
  • Briana Scurry (b. 1971), the starting goalkeeper for the United States women's national soccer team at the 1995 World Cup
  • Rodney Grant Scurry (1956-1992), Major League Baseball relief pitcher


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The Scurry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scurry 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 September 2010 at 15:35.

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