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Early Origins of the Scurry family
The surname Scurry was 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.
Early History of the Scurry family
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Scurry 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.
Early Notables of the Scurry family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Scurry family to the New World and Oceana
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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Scurry (post 1700)
- 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