Talk:List of Scotch-Irish Americans

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I'm rather surprised that until now Andrew Jackson was left out. Check and concerning his being Scotch-Irish American.


Does anyone have a source that Ronald Reagan is Scots-Irish-American? he had one Scottish great-grandparent, that's all.[1] Mad Jack 06:56, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

I take it that the term 'Scots-Irish Americans' includes anybody living / or who has lived in America having Irish or Scottish roots.

Eog1916 19:27, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

No, Scots-Irish means "Ulster Scots" in American English. The descendents of Scottish settlements in Ireland.GordyB (talk) 21:50, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

PJ O'Rourke[edit]

Added him as I once read an interview with him where he claimed to be of Irish Presbyterean ancestry.GordyB (talk) 21:50, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

This doesn't make him Scotch-Irish. Bulldog 02:31, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

As for a List of people with Scotch-Irish ancestry[edit]

Whole bunch of presidents according to the link above Bulldog 02:33, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Massive blanking[edit]

See this edit. Badagnani (talk) 21:46, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Massive blanking[edit]

See this edit. Badagnani (talk) 06:08, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Maybe because its not referenced from a reliable source!--Vintagekits (talk) 17:25, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Dolly Parton[edit]

Dolly Parton has never stated that on a notable site that she has Scots-Irish heritage that I know of. The reference is also ridiculous in that is mentions 22 million US Scots-Irish when in fact there is around five. Could someone clear this up?Filastin (talk) 20:36, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

In the United States there, in fact, are an estimated 27,000,000 people over Ulster ancestry (Scots-irish), but only five million of them claimed this descent in the 2007 survey, according to the author Jim Webb , because, surely, the others decided to say that descendants of Scotish or Irish, by descent who had their ancestors Ulster. Is addition, there were many Ulster-Americans part, said an ethnicity other than Ulster.(However, interestingly, the number of people who claim descent ulster, never surpassed five milion people, except for a few thousand others, since at least 1980) --Isinbill (talk) 10:54, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Elimination of this irish and Scoth[edit]

This list is only for the Ulster-American, that is, for those Americans who are descended from people of Northern Ireland (Scotish-Irish), not for people who are descendend from Ireland or Scotland. There are three different places politically, even though the origins of the Ulster match in Scotland and Ireland. When talking about American Ulster must be specific and refer only to those who come from that part of Ireland belongs to Britain.

--Isinbill (talk) 11:18, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Actually Ulster refers to one of the 4 ancient provinces of Ireland. Ulster comprises 9 counties, six of which are in the present Northern Ireland, 3 in the Republic Of Ireland. Ulster Scots people can come from any of these 9 counties, which straddle the present day border. For instance Edgar A Poe was Ulster Scots, his folks were from Cavan, which is part of Ulster, but in the Republic Of Ireland. Mark Twain's folks were from County Antrim, which is in Ulster, Northern Ireland, and the UK. To complicate matters further, many people sometimes considered Ulster Scots were in fact Ulster English, Burt Lancaster being an example - his parents emmigrated from Belfast to the US, his family originating in northern England. Also, between 1801 - 1922 all of Ireland was part of the UK, with all its inhabitants as British citizens. (S Campbell, Northern Ireland).—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:31, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Between 1801 and 1922, both in Northern Ireland like the Irish were British, but currently they are two different political regions. The former are British, the latter are not. If one were to include them all in the same list just because they were formerly British both groups, no matter, for example, include the Austrians, Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks and Yugoslavs Americans in the same list as all of them also formed a single country (or the same rule) until the 1st World War. A Northern Ireland, currently foreigner could be considered if you live in Ireland. Among the lists should be able to distinguish between those in Northern Ireland and who are actually Irish. At least that's what I believe.--Isinbill (talk) 13:50, 31 May 2010 (UTC)


Where are the sources that can be verified that each of these people are "Scotch-Americans"? This is borderline BLP, so each person in the list should have at least one source. Erikeltic (Talk) 01:37, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Surely with a name like Williams Hank Williams would be of at least part Welsh descent....[edit]

like many other country singers eg George Jones, Billie Joe Spears, Ray Price, Don Williams, Skeeter Davis etc — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:31, 5 June 2013 (UTC)