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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

2,923,345 Historical Documents with Scotland on Ancestry.com
21,260 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,678 Military Records
5,367 Immigration Records
11,791 Census and Voter Lists
2,883,249 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Scotland Families

  • Number of Scotland families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • 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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Scotland Family Origin

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Scotland Immigration Information

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 immigration records dating from that era.

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Scotland

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Scotland Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Scotland census records

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Scotland Civil War Service Records

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