Saturday, 10 October 2009

The Surnames of Scotland :The Top 10

A survey was done by N.Bowie and G Jackson in 2003 for the General Register Office for Scotland to find the most common surnames in Scotland. Their findings showed that on a national basis their had been little change in surnames over the last 140 years. 1 in 8 surnames began with Mac/Mc. Their finds for the top 10 are :

  1. Smith

  2. Brown

  3. Wilson

  4. Campbell

  5. Stewart

  6. Thomson

  7. Robertson

  8. Anderson

  9. MacDonald

  10. Scott

If all spelling variations of MacDonald were used this would move into second place.

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/publications-and-data/occpapers/surnames-in-scotland-over-the-last-140-years.html

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