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The surname Scotland was first found in Kinross-shire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Scotland, Scottland, Scotlan and others.


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Scotland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scotland research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1178 are included under the topic Early Scotland History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Scotland Early Notables



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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scotland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century



Scotland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • James Scotland settled in Virginia in 1774
  • Robert Scotland settled in Maryland in 1775

Scotland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Richard Scotland arrived in New York State in 1820

Scotland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Ellen Scotland, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"

Scotland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Sarah Scotland arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • Andrew Scotland, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Mary Scotland, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • John Scotland arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Winterthur" in 1866
  • Walter Scotland, aged 30, a pattern maker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878


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  • Jan Scotland, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1988
  • Joe "Old Forty-Five" Scotland (b. 1882), African-American baseball center fielder in the Negro Leagues who played from 1914 to 1919
  • Patricia Janet Scotland (b. 1955), Baroness Scotland of Asthal, a Labour Party life peer, Shadow Attorney General (2010-2011), Attorney General for England and Wales (2007-2010), Advocate General for Northern Ireland in 2010, Attorney General for Northern Ireland (2007-2010)
  • Jason Scotland (b. 1979), Trinidad and Tobago footballer


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  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Scotland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scotland Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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