Scotland Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Rowland, Morland, Ackland, Soland, Pentland, Norland, Woodland

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Scotland Family Origin

Where is the Scotland family from?

Scotland Family Occupations

What did your Scotland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scotland. The most common Scotland occupation in the USA was Laborer. 16% of Scotland's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Scotland family was Clergyman.

View Census data for Scotland | Data not to scale

  • Laborer

    16%
  • Farmer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Clergyman

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Scotland ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Scotland Historical Records

What Scotland family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Scotland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scotland census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Scotland

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Scotland. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Scotland. For the veterans among your Scotland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scotland Life Expectancy

What is the average Scotland lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Scotland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Scotland in 1961 was 48, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scotland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scotland ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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