Scott Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Slott, Escott, Shott, Schott, Cott, Scotto, Scutt, Scotch, Pott

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Scott Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Scott name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Scott. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    47%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    5%

  • Benin/Togo

    4%

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Scott Family Origin

Where is the Scott family from?

Scott Family Occupations

What did your Scott ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Scott occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Scott's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Scott family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scott.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Scott Historical Records

What Scott family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 385,000 immigration records available for the last name Scott. 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 490,000 military records available for the last name Scott. For the veterans among your Scott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scott Life Expectancy

What is the average Scott lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Scott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Scott in 1940 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scott

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scott 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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