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I Am Scots-irish

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    On My Fathers Side

    On My Fathers side of the family, were Scots-Irish. When the town I live in was founded, way back when, it was originally called Argyleshire. I have lived here most of my life and so have previous generations. They shortened it to just Argyle, but it still has that small town...
    Mencrytoo Mencrytoo 46-50, M Oct 13, 2012

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    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 26-30 1 Response Oct 21, 2007

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    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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    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 36-40 2 Responses Feb 7, 2008

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    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

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    Pride

    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...
    hollywoodlegs hollywoodlegs 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 5, 2013

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    Check Out The Scots-irish Myspace Page!

    Join me at myspace.com/scots_irish for loads of info, photos & videos on the Scots-Irish!!! 
    ScotIrish ScotIrish 36-40 Oct 30, 2009

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    Scots-irish

    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

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    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 13-15, F Jul 9

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    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

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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

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    I Am Scots-irish!

    My Heritage is both Scottish and Irish, and there is a pretty blurry line where they split. I was in Scotland this summer and while I could find some of the older names of my family, others I could not, and well lets face it McKamey is one or the other. Being there though and...
    JessicaMcKL JessicaMcKL F Dec 18, 2007

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    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

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    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 18-21, M Jun 8, 2013

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    Jacklad Jacklad 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I Don't Tan

    I burn. And my sister says it's because we are Scots-irish. Is that true?
    libbayyyy libbayyyy 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 2, 2008

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    Working On Geneology

    Hello, My name is Melissa Daniel, I am 27 years old and I have been working on my family tree and my husbands. I remember my grandmother telling me that our family had very stubborn heritage we were Irish and Scottish, at least on my moms side. I have been trying to trace...
    MissyDaniel MissyDaniel 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    Braveheart

    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

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    Folks back East’r probably wonderin’, “why don’t he write?”

    It has been said that to have lost your reputation is to be dead among the living.  I think that to have lost one’s family, to be without roots and having no history is the next best (or worst) thing.  One can certainly understand Alex Haley’s desire and drive to find his...
    RassaFrassa RassaFrassa 70+ 3 Responses Jul 2, 2011

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    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

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    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 16-18, F Oct 21, 2007

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    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

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    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 Feb 18, 2013

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    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 Apr 1, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    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

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    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 51-55 2 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    Born Fighting

    @ randomhouse.com/book/187704/born-fighting-by-james-webb/9780767916899This book opened my eyes.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 3, 2011

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    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 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 13, 2013

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    Best Of Both Worlds

     well apparently...thanks dad. i get it from him and so im basically a mut.
    theshortloud1 theshortloud1 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2009

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    McGinnis

    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

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    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 46-50, M 6 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    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 2 Responses May 31, 2010

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    Scots-irish

    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

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    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

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