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Scott Family History

Scott Name Meaning
English: ethnic name for someone with Scottish connections.Scottish and Irish: ethnic name for a Gaelic speaker.

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

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3,821,912 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
449,106 Military Records
340,879 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Scott Families

  • Number of Scott families
     2,028 - 4,054
     677 - 2,027
     1 - 676
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Scott families
     3,963 - 7,923
     1,322 - 3,962
     1 - 1,321
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Scott families
     3,016 - 6,029
     1,006 - 3,015
     1 - 1,005
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Scott census records

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Scott Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Scott 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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Scott Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Scott 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 Scott

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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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Scott Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Scott census records

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

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

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Scott Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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