Ancestry Maps


Scottish ancestry map The ePodunk map shows U.S. cities with the highest percentages of people of ancestry. Learn about cities with genealogy and find in-depth community information about the ancestry cities.


A glance at a map is convincing evidence of the long-standing presence of the Scots in America.

The ePodunk database of communities includes nine Aberdeens, four Caledonias, six Dundees, five Edinburgs, three Glasgows and various permutations of Scotland, Scotia and Scotch.

Although some early migrants were deported to America because they were paupers, criminals or prisoners captured during warfare, by the 1730s, Scots were deciding to emigrate on their own. Many of them were Highlanders leaving oppressive economic conditions. Hundreds of thousands left Scotland during the depression years of 1921-1931.

In the 2000 census, 4,890,581 people in the U.S. claimed Scottish ancestry.

ePodunk mapped the top communities by percentage of population. The map and the following list show communities in which 1,000 or more people listed an ancestry group, and in which at least 6 percent of those people said they were of Scottish ancestry.

The links at left lead to information on other ethnicities.

Community Place type% Scottish
Lonaconing, MDtown16.1
Jordan, ILtownship12.6
Scioto, OHtownship12.1
Randolph, INtownship10.2
Franconia, NHtown10.1
Topsham, VTtown10.0
Ryegate, VTtown9.9
Plainfield, VTtown9.8
Saratoga Springs, UTtown9.7
Barnet, VTtown9.5
Cumberland Center, MEpopulated place9.4
Lookout Mountain, TNtown9.4
Pinebluff, NCtown9.2
Georgetown, MEtown9.2
Calais, MEcity9.2
Mendon, UTcity9.0
Royal Pines, NCpopulated place9.0
Kittery Point, MEpopulated place9.0
Cumberland, MEtown9.0
Craftsbury, VTtown8.9
Lyndonville, VTvillage8.7
Strafford, VTtown8.5
Tremont, MEtown8.5
Astor, FLpopulated place8.4
Danville, VTtown8.4
Harwich Port, MApopulated place8.4
Sandwich, NHtown8.4
Biltmore Forest, NCtown8.4
Eastport, MEcity8.1
Bryn Athyn, PAborough8.1
Bristol, MEtown8.0
Glover, VTtown8.0
Fairlee, VTtown8.0
Gillespie, ILtownship8.0
Sullivans Island, SCtown7.8
Sewanee, TNpopulated place7.8
Three Way, TNcity7.8
East Montpelier, VTtown7.7
Groton, VTtown7.7
Francestown, NHtown7.7
Kingston, TNcity7.6
Deer Isle, MEtown7.6
Sunol, CApopulated place7.6
Yellow Creek, OHtownship7.6
Vinalhaven, MEtown7.6
Raymond, MEtown7.5
Woodstock, NHtown7.5
Hill, NHtown7.5
Holden, MEtown7.5
Lookout Mountain, GAcity7.5
Newcastle, MEtown7.4
Freedom, NHtown7.4
Harpswell, MEtown7.4
Perry, INtownship7.3
Carthage, NCtown7.3
Beech Creek, INtownship7.3
Baileyville, MEtown7.2
Castine, MEtown7.2
West Gardiner, MEtown7.2
Farmington, MEtown7.2
Denmark, MEtown7.2
Franklin, NCtown7.1
Plainfield, NHtown7.1
Kiawah Island, SCtown7.0
North Conway, NHpopulated place7.0
Walton, NYvillage7.0
Waddington, NYtown7.0
Rigby, IDcity7.0
Walden, VTtown7.0
Berlin, VTtown6.9
Midway, UTcity6.9
Norwich, VTtown6.9
Wayne, MEtown6.9
Lake Orion, MIvillage6.9
Madison, NHtown6.9
Lamoine, MEtown6.9
Candor, NYtown6.9
Hamden, NYtown6.9
Stockton Springs, MEtown6.9
Hebron, MEtown6.8
Barre, VTcity6.8
Center Harbor, NHtown6.8
Orange, VTtown6.8
West Bountiful, UTcity6.8
Winston, ORcity6.8
Boothbay, MEtown6.8
Westernport, MDtown6.8
Wilton, MEtown6.8
Hiram, MEtown6.7
Belle Meade, TNcity6.7
Holderness, NHtown6.7
Gillespie, ILcity6.7
Hendricks, INtownship6.7
Bethel, VTtown6.7
Seven Lakes, NCpopulated place6.7
Poland, MEtown6.7
Orrington, MEtown6.6
Mountain Brook, ALcity6.6
Northwood, NHtown6.6
Jefferson, INtownship6.6
Marlette, MItownship6.6
Red Springs, NCtown6.6
Ellsworth, MEcity6.5
Bingham, MEtown6.5
Tamworth, NHtown6.5
Pleasant, INtownship6.5
New Sharon, MEtown6.5
Belfast, MEcity6.5
Campton , NHtown6.5
Valley Hill, NCpopulated place6.5
Corinth, VTtown6.5
Lamotte, MItownship6.5
Chittenden, VTtown6.5
Andes, NYtown6.4
Contoocook, NHpopulated place6.4
Indian Hills, KYcity6.4
Bandon, ORcity6.4
Dorset, VTtown6.4
Cornwall, VTtown6.4
Geneva, FLpopulated place6.4
Saluda, INtownship6.4
Woodacre, CApopulated place6.4
Thornton, NHtown6.4
Hammond, NYtown6.4
Bath, NHtown6.4
Felton, CApopulated place6.4
Lancaster, NHtown6.3
Edgecomb, MEtown6.3
Duchesne, UTcity6.3
Lecompton, KStownship6.3
Woodstock, VTtown6.3
Woodstock, VTvillage6.3
Putney, VTtown6.3
Flat Rock, NCvillage6.3
Lyndeborough, NHtown6.3
Pacific City, ORpopulated place6.3
Rome, OHtownship6.3
Princeton, MEtown6.3
Hyde Park, UTcity6.3
Kremmling, COtown6.2
Orleans, MAtown6.2
Barnard, VTtown6.2
Wiscasset, MEtown6.2
Bowdoinham, MEtown6.2
Carolina Beach, NCtown6.2
Dummerston, VTtown6.2
Tisbury, MAtown6.2
Bloomfield Hills, MIcity6.2
Clay, ALpopulated place6.2
Davidson, NCtown6.2
South Weber, UTcity6.2
Dover, OHtownship6.2
Stonington, MEtown6.2
Boone, NCtown6.1
Conway, NHtown6.1
Rockport, MEtown6.1
Sebago, MEtown6.1
Brown City, MIcity6.1
Cayuga Heights, NYvillage6.1
North Eastham, MApopulated place6.1
Easton, MEtown6.1
Belvedere, CAcity6.1
De Witt, MIcity6.1
Santa Clara, UTcity6.1
Brownville, MEtown6.1
Hancock, NHtown6.1
Oxford, MScity6.1
Rocky Mount, VAtown6.1
Sheridan, INtown6.1
Corinth, MEtown6.1
Cornish, MEtown6.1
Deer Creek, INtownship6.1
Galway, NYtown6.1
River Bend, NCtown6.1
Saint Clair, MIcity6.1
Acton, CApopulated place6.1
Lincolnville, MEtown6.1
Weathersfield, VTtown6.1
Chatham, MAtown6.0
Madrid, NYtown6.0
Mount Plymouth, FLpopulated place6.0
Wrightsville Beach, NCtown6.0

Sources: 2000 Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom; Ancestry: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (June 2004); ePodunk

Mapping by Daniel Shorter

-- October 2005

Other Scottish Ancestry resources:

· British and Irish Collections - Library of Congress
· ePodunk UK
· Family Records Centre
· Scottish ancestry message board
· Scotland databases
· Scotland Events and Time Periods - FamilySearch
· Scotland Genealogy Forum
· Sources for Research in Scottish Genealogy - Library of Congress
· United Kingdom Genealogy Forum
· Immigration & ship records

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