The Scotch-Irish & America – a timeline
More than 20 million Americans today have Scotch-Irish ancestry. This is our shared story.
Over the centuries, Ulster-Scots have spanned the globe in search of new lives and opportunities. Their greatest impact can be seen in the United States of America, where they are known asthe Scotch-Irish (sometimes Scots-Irish). Their legacy includes patriots, pioneers and presidents, as well as religious leaders, captains of industry andcultural icons, whose endeavours have defined what it is to be an American. Thousands return annually to explore their heritage.