That's right the Scots-Irish name has been around for many years. I quote from the book Ulster Sails West...'' Moreover, it is interesting to note that they did not regard themselves as Irish. In fact, nothing infuriated them more than to be classed as Irish. '' It made my blood boil '' said William Smith, '' to hear ourselves called a parcel of Irish.'' They protested violently when American people and American officials described them in this way. I reckon this would have been in the early 1700'sThe term Scots-Irish definitely was around prior to 1980. I was born in the Appalachians in the 1950s. I've lived amongst Scots-Irish people most of my life & have often been wrongly called that myself. This label is often erroneously applied too the many people of Gaelic Irish or Scottish decent. Most people think it applies to anyone whose ancestors were from Scotland or Ireland.
I hate the spell correct on my kindle. It just changed Gaelic into Garlic ))).