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Multiple Origins for the Surname Skelley


Irish


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

Skelley Early Origins



The surname Skelley 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.

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Skelley Spelling Variations


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Skelley Spelling Variations



Ireland in the Middle Ages was inhabited by very few literate people. Therefore, the proper spelling of names was decided by a very select few. The surviving records for the time demonstrate that these scribes were often not consistent in their efforts for there are many spelling variations of certain common names. Some of the variations for the name Skelley include Scully, Scally, O'Scully and others.

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Skelley Early History


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Skelley Early History



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

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Skelley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Skelley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Skelley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Skelley, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Skelley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Skelley, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835

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Contemporary Notables of the name Skelley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Skelley (post 1700)



  • Caroline Skelley, birth name of Caroline Spector, an American science fiction and fantasy writer
  • Arrin Skelley (b. 1966), American voice actor, best known for being the voice actor of Charlie Brown in You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown, It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown, and She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown
  • John E. Skelley, American politician, Farmer-Labor Candidate for New York State Assembly from Steuben County 2nd District, 1922
  • Eleanor Skelley, American Democrat politician, Bookkeeper; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Columbia County, 1952

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Skelley Family Crest Products


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Skelley Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835

Other References

  1. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  8. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  9. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Skelley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Skelley 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.

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