They are Scots!
Now I have paperwork that says I am Irish. It's not a family genealogy and I can't verify anything at this point, but it says that I have Irish and English blood coursing through my veins. That is all I know.
I am married to a Mc ... a Scotch Mc and every time the Irish-Scottish thing comes up he is always quick to remind me that the English never subjugated the Scots, only the Irish.
But before you pull all that Braveheart stuff on me I have something new to share.
My Merriam family genealogy has always pointed to England, or so I have been told. But after getting "the book" I have found that the Merriams were right on the Scottish border.
But I guess on St. Patrick's Day everybody gets to be Irish.
And I am no fan of snakes so I am all about St. Pat.