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Scully Family History

Scully Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Scolaidhe ‘descendant of the scholar’, from scolaidhe ‘scholar’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Scally, Cully, Scurry, Tully, Sally, Solly, Reilly, Mcaulay, Mcauley

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Where is the Scully family from?

You can see how Scully families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scully family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Scully families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Scully families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Scully's in USA. New York had the highest population of Scully families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scully surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scully ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Scully. 13% of Scully men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Scully women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scully were Truck Driver and Secretary. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Secretary
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Scully. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Scully. For the veterans among your Scully ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scully lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Scully life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Scully in 1946 was 23, and 77 in 2004.

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