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100 Most Common Surnames

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   61 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
26 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   85 SHAW 290
36 DUNCAN 558   86 FLEMING 288
37 HUNTER 556   87 MOORE 286
38 KELLY 550   88 CHRISTIE 282
39 BELL 547   89 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 MCINTYRE 256
45 MACLEOD 483   95 FINDLAY 255
46 MCLEAN 477   96 JAMIESON 255
47 RUSSELL 466   97 AITKEN 254
48 GIBSON 456   98 REILLY 248
49 WALLACE 443   99 THOMPSON 248
50 GORDON 435   100 HAY 244

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 97   MACLEAN 92
ALEXANDER 91   MACLEOD 45
ALLAN 43   MARSHALL 51
ANDERSON 8   MARTIN 33
BELL 39   MCDONALD 26
BLACK 44   MCGREGOR 82
BOYLE 84   MCINTOSH 68
BROWN 2   MCINTYRE 94
BRUCE 73   MCKAY 83
BURNS 60   MCKENZIE 57
CAMERON 35   MCLEAN 46
CAMPBELL 6   MCMILLAN 67
CHRISTIE 88   MILLAR 77
CLARK 14   MILLER 22
CRAIG 55   MILNE 69
CRAWFORD 75   MITCHELL 15
CUNNINGHAM 78   MOORE 87
DAVIDSON 24   MORRISON 21
DICKSON 72   MUIR 62
DOCHERTY 76   MUNRO 70
DONALDSON 90   MURPHY 63
DOUGLAS 89   MURRAY 12
DUNCAN 36   PATERSON 18
FERGUSON 34   REID 11
FINDLAY 95   REILLY 98
FLEMING 86   RITCHIE 71
FORBES 93   ROBERTSON 5
FRASER 23   ROSS 16
GIBSON 48   RUSSELL 47
GORDON 50   SCOTT 10
GRAHAM 30   SHAW 85
GRANT 40   SIMPSON 32
GRAY 25   SINCLAIR 79
HAMILTON 29   SMITH 1
HAY 100   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 61
KERR 31   WILLIAMSON 80
KING 74   WILSON 3
MACDONALD 9   WOOD 53
MACKAY 42   WRIGHT 56
MACKENZIE 41   YOUNG 19

Page last updated: 12 June 2008


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