NOT EVERY SCOTTISH ANCESTOR WAS A "HIGHLAND SCOT" - some of them lived a wild and rough life on horseback in the Borders Region as Border Reivers. Check to see if your family name is here. They were a very interesting people and their story should be known and remembered. (Border Reiver surname map showing Border Reiver family names from both sides - Scotland & England.)
Surnames across Europe: Ever wondered what your surname would be if you were French? This infographic delves into the most common English surnames and their equivalents in French, Spanish, German and Italian.