Scottish Americans

Scottish Americans

About Scottish Americans

Scottish Americans or Scots Americans are citizens of the United States whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in Scotland. Scottish Americans are closely related to Scotch-Irish Americans, descendants of Ulster Scots, and communities emphasize and celebrate a common heritage. The majority of Scotch-Irish originally came from the lowlands and border country of Scotland before migrating to the province of Ulster in Ireland (see Plantation of Ulster) and thence, beginning about five generations later, to North America in large numbers during the eighteenth century. The 2010 US Community Census stated that 28.9 million American citizens claimed Scottish heritage, with the majority of these residing in Southern States including Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.