Scotland Surnames

If you're here, it's because you've decided to look up the 200 most common surnames in Scotland. Surely you've heard of some Scottish surnames, but you may be surprised to see surnames in this list that you didn't know were so common in a country like Scotland. In this list we have totally updated statistical information about the most common surnames among Scottishs, so if you are looking for information about whether your surname would stand out in Scotland, we warn you that if it is not in this list, yes, your surname would be something uncommon in Scottish lands . However, if your surname appears among these 200 surnames, we are afraid that you will have to stand out for other qualities, as you will be quite common as far as surnames for Scottishs are concerned

The most common Scottish surnames

Did you know all these surnames from Scotland?

If you look, next to each surname in this list you will find a number. That number is the number of people who carry that surname in Scotland. Of course it is the official number given according to the latest statistics made in Scotland, and they take into account not Scottishs, but people who currently live in the country. So it is possible that you may find in Scotland a surname that you know perfectly well is not a Scottish surname, that may help you get an idea of how many people from the same country from which that surname originates have emigrated to Scotland and have settled there.

Having information about surnames helps us to have information about our history, but also about the history of the different countries. Knowing which surnames are most abundant in Scotland at the moment helps us to take a snapshot of the country's current reality. In this way, and crossing these data we have about the current Scottish surnames with the most abundant Scottish surnames one hundred or two hundred years ago, we could get an idea of how Scottish society has changed and the level of impact that migration may have had in a country like Scotland.

Similarly, it is interesting to try to discover what the current data are on the most used surnames in the countries neighbouring Scotland, and whether they have any surnames in common or if, on the contrary, the coincidences are minimal or non-existent. In this way we can guess what kind of relations Scotland has with its neighboring countries, and whether there has been mobility between the countries or not. As you can see, a few simple statistics on surnames in Scotland can provide much more information than may appear at first glance.

Have you been surprised by any of these Scottish Last names?

What do you think? Have you already seen in this list of 200 surnames from Scotland any that have caught your attention? Have you missed any surname that you thought was very common in Scotland, and yet it has turned out not to be on the list? If you keep searching in other countries you will surely find that surname that you thought was Scottish and that turns out to be more common in another country than Scotland. Sometimes the data surprises us, but that is what encourages us to want to know more about surnames and the reasons why the 200 most common Scottish surnames are the ones presented in this list, and not others. We encourage you to continue your research.