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
Scottish regional name that described a person who came from the former county by this name, which got its name from Old Norse suðroen
"southern" and land
"land". It was called the South Land because it was south of Scandinavia and south of the Norse colonies of Orkney and Shetland Islands.
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.
Derived from Brythonic 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.
WOOD English, Scottish
Originally denoted one who lived in or worked in a forest, derived from Old English wudu