Scottish surnames

An incomplete list of Scottish surnames - about 1500 of them - is available in OpenDocument format: Surnames

Some information about Scottish given names is here.

The 50 commonest Scottish surnames, based on the 1881 census of Scotland, regardless of birth-place.
(A provisional list)

RankPercentage--- Surname ---Cumulative
percentage
11.4Smith1.4
21.3M(a)cDonald2.7
31.1Brown3.8
41.1Robertson4.9
51.1Thom(p)son6.0
61.0Stewart/Stuart7.0
71.0Campbell9.0
81.0Wilson8.0
90.9Anderson9.9
100.8M(a)cKenzie10.7
110.8Scott11.5
120.7Millar/Miller12.2
130.7Johnston(e)12.9
140.6Reid13.5
150.6Ross14.1
160.6Fraser14.7
170.6Murray15.3
180.6Pat(t)erson15.9
190.6Mitchell16.5
200.6M(a)cLean17.1
210.6Clark(e)/Clerk17.7
220.6Young18.3
230.5M(a)cLeod18.8
240.5Cameron19.3
250.5Henderson19.8
260.5Mor(r)ison20.3
270.5Taylor20.8
280.5Watson21.3
290.5Walker21.8
300.4Davidson22.2
310.4Fergus(s)on22.6
320.4Duncan23.0
330.4Gray23.4
340.4Grant23.8
350.4White/Whyte24.2
360.4Hunter24.6
370.4Allan25.0
380.4Hamilton25.4
390.4Graham25.8
400.4Simpson26.2
410.4Kerr26.6
420.4Black27.0
430.3Bell27.3
440.3Monro/Munro27.6
450.3Sutherland27.9
460.3Martin28.2
470.3Gordon28.5
480.3Milne28.8
490.3Wallace29.1
500.3Russell29.4
This page updated 12 Jun 2006