I Am Scots-irish

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    My Heritage

    A couple of years ago, I got onto Ancestry.com to make out my family tree. Turns out that someone had traced my father's great-grandmother on his dad's side all the way back to the 1600's. On my father's side, I discovered I have Irish, Scottish, German, English, and...
    alien474 alien474
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Oct 27, 2009

    My heritage is mostly Irish on my mother's side

    and my father's side come from a very old Scottish border clan.
    ScarlettSiren1 ScarlettSiren1
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2015

    My Maternal Grandfather Is From Scotland

    And I have visited the neighborhood in Glasgow where he was raised until he emigrated to the USA at age 15.
    talltim99 talltim99
    70+, M
    1 Response Jun 13, 2012

    From The South West Of Scotland ......

    The first Rankin came over as part of the Plantation of Ulster 1610 with Hamilton and Montgomery . We settled in County Donegal , to date I have found my Great great and possibly great grand father in Ramelton , an on going passion on mine to trace all the Rankins back to...
    salar1 salar1
    51-55, M
    6 Responses Nov 30, 2009

    Firey Girl

    Ii share the Scottish Irish heritage. I may not have freckles, firey red hair, or pale white skin, but I am determined to fight for what is mine. Scotch-Irish are really good about turning coal into diamonds. And I have that trait. I will not be beaten down, I can work magic...
    wonderingkitten wonderingkitten
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2010
    solidgoldlady solidgoldlady
    70+, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2015

    The Right Mix

    I know more about my heritage on Mom's side than Dad's. I am a quarter Irish from Mom and Dad was half Irish and almost half Scot. He, also, had one Spainish grandfather. I think that I should start off by explaining that I see all my family as grandparents, aunts, uncles...
    playfultiger playfultiger
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2013


    i have always loved the ways of my scotish and irish family, after doing much research i have come to love them even more not just for the wonderful land they have but for their hearts and someday i hope to live among them
    herzighart herzighart
    22-25, F
    Jan 22, 2010


    That's the first such name that shows up in my genealogy. My great-grandmother. I'm still trying to find the time and means to do a full-scale ancestry, but just have no clue where to start.
    b1alasdair b1alasdair
    18-21, M
    4 Responses May 5, 2009

    What Little I Know!

    I like to say that I'm a Heinz 57, fully aged and seasoned! As in my Native american story, I don't have a whole lot of information about my Scots-Irish roots. All I have is my great grandparents name. McCormick I can tell you that they were hard working people who built...
    ScatteredGrapes ScatteredGrapes
    41-45, F
    Aug 13, 2012


    My father's family is from Scotland.  We are related to the Earl of Bruce, the guy that betrayed William Wallace.  I know, that sucks.  We are of the Stuart clan.  I have been to Scotland 3 times, and I love it.  Would rather live ther then here.
    triciafly triciafly
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jan 10, 2009

    I Am a Hillbilly!

    Like most Americans, I am a mongrel.  My ancestors came from Scotland, Ireland, northern England, Normandy, and a quarter is Native-American; my grandmother and her family were part of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee. I was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and raised in...
    Seabreeze75 Seabreeze75
    46-50, M
    12 Responses Apr 29, 2008

    Why I'm Wired The Way I Am

    Have always known that we (my family) were Scots-Irish, but really never understood why I think, act and am the way I am. A friend told me about a book that he had read, so I bought it and read it. The title: "Born Fighting--How the Scots-Irish changed America." by Sen. James...
    Huggybear67 Huggybear67
    66-70, M
    Aug 22, 2012

    Most of my dads side is Scottish

    but my mums side is Irish and i was brought up in Ireland. So yeah, Scots-Irish
    Anoel13 Anoel13
    16-17, F
    Jul 9, 2014

    Scotland To Ireland.

    My ancestors (going by surname) originated in Scotland, then when the British were attempting to take over, many of them moved to Ireland. Then it was to America :) This history is from my Dad's side, I don't yet know the history of the scots on my moms side. I intend...
    LC87 LC87
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 31, 2010

    Scottish At Heart...

    I, like many others, am a genuine, full-blooded Heinz 57. What I do know of my ancestors came from an aunt that put our family history together as best she could. My great-great-grand-dad was a Scottish Protestant, and my great-great-grandma was an Irish Catholic. They were...
    pipermac pipermac
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Apr 13, 2013

    The Scots-Irish In America Aren't So Scots-Irish Today

    Everywhere i have turned and talked to people, most are 40 or younger, and they identify themselves as Irish or Scottish or they don't even know or care to know.  There's a legacy that's dieing, the legacy towards revolt against the tyrant, standing up against the man, not...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 19, 2011

    Scots-Irish and Proud

    "Scotch-Irish were brewed in Scotland bottled In Ireland and Uncorked in America!" My maiden name is Jamison and they are Scots who were part of Ulster for a generation and then came to the Americas early in its history. My family traditionaly told of the Scots Roots...
    Okcelticmaid Okcelticmaid
    56-60, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2008

    My Family Heritage.

    Hi everyone. I guess I will explain why I chose this as a group. I am not full blooded Scots/Irish but I have a lot of the heritage in my family. and I do mean a lot. I am not sure which of my family members immigrated to the U.S. or even when. I have not had time nor the...
    Skyelillie Skyelillie
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 26, 2008
    Jacklad Jacklad
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 14, 2014

    My mums side is Irish

    and Dads side is Scottish! I like Irish guys and their accents are just totally awesome tee hee xD
    Tabithaaa Tabithaaa
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2014
    RGWatk RGWatk
    Oct 1, 2015

    I Am A Mut

    I have at least 4 culturs in which is irish and scotish being 2 of them i never found out intill i was 16 iam 18 now .. there may be one other culture in me but prbly not i just think that bec one of my uncle was into stuff form a diffrnt culutra
    DarkpawThewolfpuppy DarkpawThewolfpuppy
    22-25, M
    Jun 8, 2013

    The Ancients...

    Most people are... Infact, what we know of "the Celts" (deriving from the Greek word celtoi, meaning "Concealed") is that they originated from main land Europe. Central, northern and southern. Some parts of eastern and south eastern.   ...
    Eirinneach Eirinneach
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 30, 2008

    Glad to See Scots-Irish As a Separate Heritage

    My Scots-Irish family came from somewhere in the North of Ireland to Glasgow four generations ago. My mother knows the counties. I spent some time in Scotland. As a people, we are culturally distinct from Scottish people. I discovered this first-hand when I lived in Scotland. We...
    maux maux
    4 Responses Feb 7, 2008

    I Am Grateful That You Said Scots-irish And Not Scotch-irish

    I am grateful that you call us Scots-Irish and not Scotch-Irish.
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Mar 14, 2011

    Lost Culture, Shamed Out Of Existence

    How sad it is that the culture and heritage has been lost in the USA of a core population that once was the catalyst that set the colony free and among the few who dared adventure into the unsettled for no reason other than it was out there. I'm a mutt like so many other...
    JohnnyQDoe JohnnyQDoe
    2 Responses Mar 12, 2012


    It is a matter of pride to know that I am Scots - Irish. One thing I am aware of is that my surname is Scottish. Not only is that a fact, but I am Scottish in that I am very thrifty. I have even gone so far as to call myself cheap. Part of it also has to do with the fact that...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 5, 2013

    Best Of Both Worlds

     well apparently...thanks dad. i get it from him and so im basically a mut.
    theshortloud1 theshortloud1
    18-21, F
    Nov 13, 2009


    When looking up my family tree, I found out that my mothers family way back when came from Ireland. On my dads side came from Scotland. I belong to the Graham clan of north america. A friend of mine made a trip to Scottland, she told me that there were a lot of people with...
    honjr1 honjr1
    70+, M
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2013

    Born Fighting

    @ randomhouse.com/book/187704/born-fighting-by-james-webb/9780767916899This book opened my eyes.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 3, 2011

    How Scots-irish Am I?

    Okay here goes, my father's mother was half Cherokee(?) and her father (My G-Grandfather) was as she always said "A Pearson of the McPhearson" My Mother's mother's father (My G-Grandfather) was a "Hinson" his grandfather came to the colonies(VA) in 1749 from...
    peanutbrittle peanutbrittle
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jun 29, 2008

    Well I'm Mostly Irish(heri...

    Well I'm mostly Irish(heritage) never been to Ireland though or out of the U.S for that matter.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 21, 2007

    Well, I Think I'm Pretty M...

    well, I think I'm pretty much Irish but my last name is originally Scottish so I guess I have some Scot in me too.
    Irishchick Irishchick
    18-21, F
    Oct 21, 2007

    Proud Of My Heritage

    My grandfather's family came from Scotland in the 1800's. They arrived in the Carolinas, and built Presbyterian churches in NC, SC, VA, TN, and finally in AR where my great grandfather built our family home.  It was a huge Southern style two-story house with wrap around porches...
    okcgal61 okcgal61
    51-55, F
    Dec 28, 2012

    As my parents met in Kentucky building bombers

    for World War II I guess I should see that as my good luck. Had they grown up in Ireland my mother's people being green (Cassety and Russell) and father's people being orange ( Davison and Ward) wouldn't have let them play together. It' hard to build a relationship in that...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 17, 2016

    Hey There, Lassies And Laddy-bucks....

    Greetings, I've got roots in the Abernathy family, that's about as Scottish as my family tree gets.  I've got some names in my tree that could be either English OR Irish, so, from all those names plus the definitely English ones, I'm about a 1/4 Scots-Irish (can't say Irish...
    DragonEssence DragonEssence
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 21, 2010

    I Am Proud!!

    I am so many different things but I think my blood runs green!!! I am proud to say that I am Scots Irish!!! I am also American Indian, German, and Dutch...lol...could I be more of a mutt...I am glad that I have such an extensive heritage!!
    autismmom101 autismmom101
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 4, 2008

    My Family

    My dads side is super ginger and I am not sure about my moms side because she is adopted... We think Italian but that doesn't really matter to me because I am whiter than sour cream and have super blonde hair... My cousins are all super red hair so my kids are basically gonna be...
    sunnypratt sunnypratt
    18-21, F
    May 10, 2013

    I Don't Tan

    I burn. And my sister says it's because we are Scots-irish. Is that true?
    libbayyyy libbayyyy
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 2, 2008

    I don't know too much about my Scots-Irish

    ancestry except that my Great-Great-Great Maternal Grandfather was full-blooded Scots-Irish. My maternal side of my family focuses mostly on the Cherokee side of our ancestry so that's all I know.
    ConfusedAutumn96 ConfusedAutumn96
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2014

    Scotch Irish

    The common term now is Scots Irish... but I grew up hearing my dad saying that his mum was MacMillan and he was scotch through and through.
    michaelstorm michaelstorm
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 16, 2013

    Just Scottish.

    I was born in England and moved to Scotland when I was one-year-old. I've lived here ever since, so...just Scottish.
    zombiesaurus zombiesaurus
    13-15, T
    Feb 10, 2013
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