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Scotland Family History

Scotland Name Meaning
English: ethnic name for someone from Scotland.English: from the rare Norman personal name Escotland, composed of the ethnic name Scot + land ‘territory’.Scottish: habitational name from a place called Scotland(well) near Loch Leven in Kinross.

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

3,042,362 Historical Documents with Scotland on Ancestry
22,001 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,709 Military Records
5,371 Immigration Records
11,856 Census and Voter Lists
3,001,425 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Scotland Families

  • Number of Scotland families
     33 - 63
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Scotland families
     70 - 138
     24 - 69
     1 - 23
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Scotland census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Scotland Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry. You can find out where the majority of the Scotland families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Scotland Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Scotland families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to emigration records dating from that era.

Emigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Scotland Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Scotland census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Scotland ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Military Service by Scotland

Did the Scotlands fight in a war? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation and even physical descriptions.

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