Scotland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Scotland family

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.

Early History of the Scotland family

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Scotland Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Scotland family (pre 1700)

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United States Scotland migration to the United States +

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, who settled in Virginia in 1774
  • Robert Scotland, who settled in Maryland in 1775
Scotland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Richard Scotland, who arrived in New York State in 1820

Australia Scotland migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Scotland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Ellen Scotland, aged 22, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"

New Zealand Scotland migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Scotland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Sarah Scotland, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861 [1]
  • Miss Sarah Scotland, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Black Eagle" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th November 1861 [2]
  • Andrew Scotland, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Mary Scotland, aged 28, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • John Scotland, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Winterthur" in 1866
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Scotland (post 1700) +

  • Joe "Old Forty-Five" Scotland (b. 1882), American baseball center fielder in the Negro Leagues who played from 1914 to 1919
  • Jan Scotland, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1988 [3]
  • 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
  • Scotland "Scot" Gemmill (b. 1971), Scottish former professional association footballer, current coach, son of Archie Gemmill


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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