Scottish Last Names

Last Names Scotland

Like the English, the people of Scotland didn't really use last names until they were introduced by the Normans in 1066. Many Scottish last names were taken from Gaelic personal names. Families added Mc or Mac, which means "son of" to a first name to create a family name. This was especially used in the Highlands.

Use the list below to find your last name and learn about its meaning and origins.

Most Popular Scottish Last Names on FamilyEducation: Abernathy, Abercrombie, Wallace

Image: Dunnottar Castle in Aberdeen, Scotland

Scottish Last Names