Where did most Ulster Scots come from?

Ulster Scots is a term used primarily in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It refers to the Scots who migrated to the northern province of Ireland (Ulster) beginning about 1605. Although sometimes in North America they are referred to as ‘Scotch-Irish’ or ‘Ulster-Irish’.

Who were many people in Ulster descended from?

Many Ulster Protestants are descendants of colonists who arrived from Britain in the early 17th century Ulster Plantation. This was the colonisation of the Gaelic, Catholic province of Ulster by Scots and English speaking Protestants, mostly from the Scottish Lowlands and Northern England.

Is Ulster Scots an ethnicity?

The Ulster Scots (Ulster-Scots: Ulstèr-Scotch; Irish: Albanaigh Ultach), also called Ulster Scots people (Ulstèr-Scotch fowk) or (in North America) Scotch-Irish (Scotch-Airisch), are an ethnic group in Ireland, found mostly in the province of Ulster and to a lesser extent in the rest of Ireland.

Is Ulster Scots Germanic?

Ulster-Scots (or ‘Ullans’ or even the ‘Braid Scotch’) is a variant of Scots, the language used by Robert Burns in many of his poems. Scots is still spoken in the Lowlands of Scotland today and is often called Lallans, the Scots word for ‘lowlands’. Scots is part of the West Germanic family of languages.

What ethnicity is Scots-Irish?

Scotch-Irish (or Scots-Irish) Americans are American descendants of Ulster Protestants who emigrated from Ulster in northern Ireland to America during the 18th and 19th centuries, whose ancestors had originally migrated to Ireland mainly from the Scottish Lowlands and Northern England in the 17th century.

Is there an Ulster Scot tartan?

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the “Ulster Scots” tartan is shown below. Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.

How do I know if I am Scottish Irish?

If your Irish family has a clan tartan, and wears a lot of plaid, generally, you’re probably Scots-Irish. If your Irish grandfather was a member of the KKK, you are probably Scots-Irish. If your Irish grandfather was a Freemason, you are probably Scots-Irish.

When did the Scots come to Ulster?

The first major influx of border English and Lowland Scots into Ulster came in the first two decades of the 17th century. Starting in 1609, Scots began arriving into state-sponsored settlements as part of the Plantation of Ulster.

Who were the Ulster Protestants?

The contemporary image of the Ulster Protestant is most commonly that of the Orangeman, with all of his exaggerated loyalty to Britain and the Crown. For the dispossessed of the 1770s the opposite was true: they had lost everything, and came to America with an intense hostility towards all things British.

What was the last wave of Scottish migration to Ulster?

Thus began the last great wave of Scots migration to Ulster. In the decade up to 1700 an estimated 50,000 people made the crossing. Politically this last wave was among the most significant, especially for the future of America and the creation of that unique outlook that was in time to be known as Scots-Irish.

Why was Ulster the last stand of Celtic Ireland?

It was in Ulster that Celtic Ireland had made its last stand against a foreign invader, all the more unwelcome because he now came garbed in a cloak of militant Protestantism, a direct challenge to an ancient Catholic tradition. It had been a particularly bitter struggle, and Ulster had been devastated.