Scottish Surnames

Scottish Ancestry - Do you have Scottish roots? If so, there are two Web sites you won't want to miss. Nationwide in scope and covering Scotland's most valuable sources - parish registers, civil registration, censuses and probate records...

Scottish Emigration

Thinking About Scottish Surnames

Discovering Your Scottish Ancestors

Scottish Directories

Beginning Scottish Research

Related Books

Scottish Surnames
Precise derivations and explanations of more than 1,000 Scottish family names, including occupation names, patronynics, nicknames, and surnames, all alphabetically arranged for easy reference.

The Origin and Signification of Scottish Surnames
This classic arrangement of the most common Scottish surnames mentions the name of the family founder, when available, and coat-of-arms, when held, for each surname. Surname derivations are based on localities, baptismal names, trades, offices, professions, and so on.

Common Scottish Last Names

  • MacDonald
  • Murray
  • Reid
  • Mitchell
  • Walker

  • Fraser
  • Kerr
  • Miller
  • Duncan
  • Cameron

  • Graham
  • Ferguson
  • MacLeod
  • MacKenzie
  • Wallace

    Web Sites

    On-line Scottish Names Research Directory
    One of a series of pages listing surnames being researched in Scotland

    Gathering of the Clans
    You'll find different clans featured weekly as well as genealogy info and resources, a searchable database, calendar of events and contact addresses.

    Looking for Scottish Surnames
    A list of books which will help you find your Scottish roots.

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