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Type Surname (from location & ornamental)

Meaning & History

From German Schottland, 'Scotland' and, in some cases, denoted an immigrant from Scotland or Ireland. Numerous Irish fled to continental Europe after the Anglo-Norman invasion in the 13th century.
In the Dutch city of Rotterdam, it is believed that a a result of historic trading links, thousands or perhaps even 1 million of the city's residents have Scottish ancestry.

As a Jewish surname, it is most often an ornamental name.
Added 8/3/2016 by McLeeds
Edited 7/24/2017 by LMS