Some of the Most Iconic

Scottish Names

are from Jews Fleeing Pogroms

Across Europe

During the 11th-13th Centuries

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As the title suggests, we believe that much of Scotland’s history and culture from the 1100s forward is Jewish. We believe that much of her population, including several national heroes, villains, rulers, nobles, traders, merchants, bishops, guild members, burgesses, and ministers were of Jewish descent. We describe how the ancestors of these persons originated 1 2 Preface in France and Spain and then made their way to Scotland’s shores, moors, burgs and castles from the reign of Malcolm Canmore to the after-throes of the Spanish Inquisition.