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Origin of Scottish Surnames



The Basics of Scottish Surname Derivation

Scottish names derive from
Patronymic names make up a large proportion of Scottish surnames, and use of them lingered in parts of the Highlands well into the 1800s. As for occupational names, only a few spring from Gaelic origins. As for nicknames, not all "Mac" names indicate a clan affiliation, and many fewer of these remain in use today than have existed in the past. Continue Reading at Ancestry.com



Some Common Scottish surnames are:
Aitken
Alexander
Allan
Anderson
Armstrong
Austin
Bell
Black
Boyd
Boyle
Brown
Bruce
Buchanan
Burnett
Burns
Calhoun
Cameron
Campbell
Christie
Clark
Cooper
Craig
Crawford
Cummings
Cunningham
Davidson
Dickson
Docherty
Donaldson
Douglas
Duncan
Ferguson
Findlay
Fleming
Fletcher
Forbes
Fraser
Gibson
Gordon
Graham
Grant
Gray
Hamilton
Hay
Henderson
Hill
Hughes
Hunter
Jamieson
Johnston
Jones
Keith
Kelly
Kennedy
Kerr
King
Lindsye
MacDonald
MacKay
MacKenzie
MacLean
MacLeod
Marshall
Martin
Maxwell
McBride
McDonald
McGregor
Mcintosh
Mcintyre
McKay
McKenzie
MacMillan
McLaughlin
McLean
MacMillan
Miller
Milne
Mitchell
Montgomery
Moore
Morrison
Muir
Munro
Murphy
Murray
Paterson
Ramsey
Reid
Reilly
Ritchie
Robertson
Rose
Ross
Russell
Scott
Shaw
Simpson
Sinclair
Smith
Stevenson
Stewart
Sutherland
Taylor
Thompson
Walker
Wallace
Watson
Watt
White
Williamson
Wilson
Wood
Wright
Young





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