Scot records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Scot family tree. A vast range of data is available to search ranging from census records, births, deaths and marriages, military records and immigration records to name but a few. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.

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Origins and History


New to Family History? Check out our Getting Started page. Check out House Of Names to investigate the origins of the Scot surname or get a copy of the Scot family Crest (a great gift idea!).


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Scot Genealogy

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Scot Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Scot family tree.

Investigate Scot Parish Records at Find My Past.

Explore the UK registered births, marriages and deaths of the Scot family using the FreeBMD database.

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Explore the LDS Database for records of the Scot family.

Research the Scot surname using fold3 Military Archives and view images of original Scot Military records.

ukDid you know that there are currently 92 people with the Scot surname in the UK? Scot is now ranked number 3955 for popularity in the UK.

Scot Family History Databases

Explore WikiTree for user contributed Scot family records. Collaboration is encouraged so that accuracy of Scot data can be verified or corrected by other users.

Investigate MyTrees for information on the Scot family and people looking to contact living Scot relations.

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Miscellaneous Scot Databases

Explore the Ellis Island Database for information on the Scot family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.

Use the Surname Map project to look at the current distribution of the Scot surname in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Romania.


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Some Famous People with the surname of Scot

Wikipedia Thomas Scot (died 17 October 1660) was an English Member of Parliament and one of the regicides of King Charles I.