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100 Most Common Surnames

Note:

Correction 25 September 2014

The surname Williams was omitted from the original lists. The error has now been rectified and corrections have been made to both tables below. We have also corrected the rankings of the names with equal numbers of occurrences.


Surnames occurring most often on the birth, death and marriage registers in Scotland in 1995 by position. (One name on the birth and death registers and two on the marriage register) Alphabetical listing below

Position Name Number   Position Name Number
1 SMITH 2273   51 MARSHALL 419
2 BROWN 1659   52 STEVENSON 414
3 WILSON 1539   53 WOOD 403
4 THOMSON 1373   54 SUTHERLAND 396
5 ROBERTSON 1370   55 CRAIG 394
6 CAMPBELL 1361   56 WRIGHT 391
7 STEWART 1278   57 MCKENZIE 373
8 ANDERSON 1187   58 KENNEDY 372
9 MACDONALD 980   59 JONES 371
10 SCOTT 963     60= BURNS 367
11 REID 936     60= WHITE 367
12 MURRAY 914   62 MUIR 362
13 TAYLOR 877   63 MURPHY 360
14 CLARK 826   64 JOHNSTONE 358
15 MITCHELL 760   65 HUGHES 355
16 ROSS 746   66 WATT 354
17 WALKER 730   67 MCMILLAN 352
18 PATERSON 708   68 MCINTOSH 350
19 YOUNG 698   69 MILNE 348
20 WATSON 696   70 MUNRO 345
21 MORRISON 680   71 RITCHIE 339
22 MILLER 659   72 DICKSON 333
23 FRASER 651   73 BRUCE 332
24 DAVIDSON 639   74 KING 329
  25= GRAY 632   75 CRAWFORD 324
  25= MCDONALD 632   76 DOCHERTY 322
27 HENDERSON 629   77 MILLAR 321
28 JOHNSTON 617   78 CUNNINGHAM 316
29 HAMILTON 614   79 SINCLAIR 309
30 GRAHAM 613   80 WILLIAMSON 300
31 KERR 593   81 HILL 299
32 SIMPSON 591   82 MCGREGOR 297
33 MARTIN 590   83 MCKAY 293
34 FERGUSON 584     84= BOYLE 290
35 CAMERON 578     84= SHAW 290
36 DUNCAN 558   86 FLEMING 288
37 HUNTER 556   87 MOORE 286
38 KELLY 550     88= CHRISTIE 282
39 BELL 547     88= DOUGLAS 282
40 GRANT 539   90 DONALDSON 281
41 MACKENZIE 496   91 ALEXANDER 276
42 MACKAY 488   92 MACLEAN 273
43 ALLAN 485   93 FORBES 266
44 BLACK 484   94 WILLIAMS 260
45 MACLEOD 483   95 MCINTYRE 256
46 MCLEAN 477     96= FINDLAY 255
47 RUSSELL 466     96= JAMIESON 255
48 GIBSON 456   98 AITKEN 254
49 WALLACE 443     99= REILLY 248
50 GORDON 435     99= THOMPSON 248


Surnames occurring most often on the birth, death and marriage registers in Scotland in 1995 listed alphabetically. (One name on the birth and death registers and two on the marriage register)

Name Position   Name Position
AITKEN 98   MACLEOD 45
ALEXANDER 91   MARSHALL 51
ALLAN 43   MARTIN 33
ANDERSON 8   MCDONALD   25=
BELL 39   MCGREGOR 82
BLACK 44   MCINTOSH 68
BOYLE   84=   MCINTYRE 95
BROWN 2   MCKAY 83
BRUCE 73   MCKENZIE 57
BURNS   60=   MCLEAN 46
CAMERON 35   MCMILLAN 67
CAMPBELL 6   MILLAR 77
CHRISTIE   88=   MILLER  22 
CLARK 14   MILNE 69
CRAIG 55   MITCHELL 15
CRAWFORD 75   MOORE 87
CUNNINGHAM 78   MORRISON 21
DAVIDSON 24   MUIR 62
DICKSON 72   MUNRO 70
DOCHERTY 76   MURPHY 63
DONALDSON 90   MURRAY 12
DOUGLAS   88=   PATERSON 18
DUNCAN 36   REID 11
FERGUSON 34   REILLY   99=
FINDLAY   96=   RITCHIE 71
FLEMING 86   ROBERTSON 5
FORBES 93   ROSS 16
FRASER 23   RUSSELL 47
GIBSON 48   SCOTT 10
GORDON 50   SHAW   84=
GRAHAM 30   SIMPSON 32
GRANT 40   SINCLAIR 79
GRAY   25=   SMITH 1
HAMILTON 29   STEVENSON 52
HENDERSON 27   STEWART 7
HILL 81   SUTHERLAND 54
HUGHES 65   TAYLOR 13
HUNTER 37   THOMPSON   99=
JAMIESON   96=   THOMSON 4
JOHNSTON 28   WALKER 17
JOHNSTONE 64   WALLACE 49
JONES 59   WATSON 20
KELLY 38   WATT 66
KENNEDY 58   WHITE   60=
KERR 31   WILLIAMS 94
KING 74   WILLIAMSON 80
MACDONALD 9   WILSON 3
MACKAY 42   WOOD 53
MACKENZIE 41   WRIGHT 56
MACLEAN 92   YOUNG 19

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