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  • #31
    Scots-Irish is historically a term used to describe the ethnicity of early colonial people in the United States from areas of the United Kingdom other than England.

    It doesn't mean they necessarily were from Ulster at all (and they likely weren't).

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    • #32
      See the oft-quoted book by Fischer titled "Albion's Seed." It has a whole section on "Scotch-Irish." One point in it was that many, or even most, of them came from the border region on both sides of the English and Scotland border; and were already a tough, ornery, feuding breed before they arrived in America. They were a match for hostile Indians and eventually the Red Coats during the Revolutionary War.

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