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Skelley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, 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.

Early Origins of the Skelley family


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.

Early History of the Skelley family


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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.

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.

Early Notables of the Skelley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Skelley family to the New World and Oceana


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

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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Eleanor Skelley, American Democrat politician, Bookkeeper; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Columbia County, 1952 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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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
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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