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Old 10-08-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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For whatever reason, people in the South who list their ethnicity as "American" are usually Scots-Irish.

Also, many Scots have been here for so long and intermarried with the Welsh and the English, that one could describe them as "British" in an ethnic, if not a political sense.
So true.......
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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It's humorously American that Scots-Irish would celebrate their ancestry with "Highland Games" since the Scots-Irish were lowland Scots!
I heard that the Highland Scots settled in the NC Piedmont and Down East and the Lowland Scots settled in the mountains of NC. This is what a NC Scottish History Speaker told me at a meeting on family history.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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If it isn't Scottish, it's CRAP!
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:35 PM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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There's often a good mix of Cherokee blood in there too (like myself). Many of my ancestors settled in the western Carolinas before coming to Alabama. At this point I don't consider myself "Scots-Irish" because there has been so much mixing over the last couple of hundred years.
Im one of those too, on my dads side... Scottish, Irish, Cherokee and a little bit of French because of a great great great great great grandmother. All from the Appalachians, maybe we are related. I've traced back to the 1400's on my grandma's side. The native side I don't have much information at all, just know my great grandmother (who's still alive) is half.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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That is way cool!

I've been to the Southern US but I thought most Scots would have settled more up north. But there ya go you learn something new every day

I've got friends that moved to SC, FL, NJ and TX. I like it when people ask me to speak over there, its quite cool
I'm an avid genealogist and I live in NC. My wife is from Michigan. In doing her ancestry I find great variation in her genealogy from German,French, Lithuanian, etc. My ancestry and most of my neighbors are almost entirely of the British Isles. Matter of fact, my wife asked me why my ancestors have such common names, like Watkins, Poole, and Jones. On the hand I can barely pronounce some of her ancestor's names. From my experience in doing genealogy early southerners were predominately English speaking. Most of my ancestors came to Virginia and NC over 300 years ago. We also get a alot of northern transplants to the area now, and most of them have unusual names to this old southern boy.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Im one of those too, on my dads side... Scottish, Irish, Cherokee and a little bit of French because of a great great great great great grandmother. All from the Appalachians, maybe we are related. I've traced back to the 1400's on my grandma's side. The native side I don't have much information at all, just know my great grandmother (who's still alive) is half.
You do sound like me, LOL. In fact the farthest back I have traced my ancestry was from France (1600's), but there's some from Scotland too. The French ones lived in the Caribbean first (Santo Domingo), but moved to America after the big revolt. Both of my grandmothers are 1/4 Cherokee.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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You do sound like me, LOL. In fact the farthest back I have traced my ancestry was from France (1600's), but there's some from Scotland too. The French ones lived in the Caribbean first (Santo Domingo), but moved to America after the big revolt. Both of my grandmothers are 1/4 Cherokee.

I guess I would be like you if my mom wasn't North African/Middle Eastern decent. Your more Cherokee than me then, I think.... I hate math ... im 1/16th.
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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If it isn't Scottish, it's CRAP!
ROFL!!! Where did you hear that?
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:59 PM
 
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As rogercobb posted, the Upper South or the colonial "Old South" which includes North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland, were settled by the Scotch-Irish, particularly in the Piedmont and in the Appalachians.

Alexandria, Virginia still hosts the Virginia Scottish Games every year to celebrate its Scottish heritage.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I am Scottish and Irish on my mom's side and English on my Dad's.
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