Scottish Surnames

Scottish names are used in the country of Scotland as well as elsewhere in the Western World as a result of the Scottish diaspora. See also about Scottish names.
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TAGGART     Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac an tSagairt meaning "son of the priest". This name comes from a time when the rules of priestly celibacy were not strictly enforced.
THORBURN     English, Scottish
Derived from the Old Norse given name ÞÓRBJÖRN.
TRASK     English, Scottish
Originally indicated a person from Thirsk, England.
TURNBULL     English, Scottish
Nickname for someone thought to be strong enough to turn around a bull.
UNDERWOOD     English, Scottish
From a Scottish and English place name for a man who lived at the edge of the woods. It is formed from Middle English under and wood. Both terms have survived to modern day with the same meanings.
URQUHART     Scottish
Derived from Welsh ar "by" and cardden "thicket". This is the name of several places, the most famous being north of Loch Ness.
WALLACE     Scottish, English, Irish
Means "foreigner, stranger, Celt" from Norman French waleis (of Germanic origin). It was often used to denote native Welsh and Bretons. A famous bearer was the 13th-century Sir William Wallace of Scotland.
WALLIS     Scottish, English
Variant of WALLACE.
WATSON     English, Scottish
Patronymic derived from the Middle English given name Wat or Watt, a diminutive of the name WALTER.
WOOD     English, Scottish
Originally denoted one who lived in or worked in a forest, derived from Old English wudu "wood".
WOODS     English, Scottish
Variant of WOOD.
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