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Skerry Early Origins



The surname Skerry 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.

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Skerry Spelling Variations


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Skerry Spelling Variations



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.

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Skerry Early History


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Skerry Early History



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

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Skerry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Skerry Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Skerry 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:

Skerry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Skerry, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Henry Skerry, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637

Skerry Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. A. T. Skerry, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1904
  • H. W. Skerry, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Thomas Skerry, aged 37, who settled in America from Maryhill, Scotland, in 1910
  • Rose Ann Skerry, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1912
  • John Skerry, aged 7, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Skerry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Skerry, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1807
  • William Skerry, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1825
  • Eleanor Skerry, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1827
  • Mary Skerry, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1835
  • William Skerry, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

Skerry Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Edward Cecil Skerry, aged 26, who settled in Victoria, B. c., Canada, in 1914
  • George Edward Skerry, aged 58, who settled in Victoria, B. C., Canada, in 1914
  • Gertrude Evelyn Skerry, aged 30, who settled in Victoria, B. C., Canada, in 1914

Skerry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ann Skerry, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
  • Wyborough Skerry, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Skerry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Skerry (post 1700)



  • Michael Francis "Mike" Skerry (1908-1989), American politician, member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1955 to 1957)
  • Brian Skerry (b. 1962), American underwater photojournalist for National Geographic magazine, founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers
  • Michael F. Skerry, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1944, 1952, 1956
  • George Edward Skerry, Irish mathematician, founder of Skerry's College in Edinburgh (1878) and in Cork (1884)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
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The Skerry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Skerry 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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