My friend's "mum" is from Glasgow and told me the same thing. She was born in Vienna and when she left and boarded a ship they landed in Scotland and told them it was the US, and since they spoke English, it made sense.
Boynton Beach, FL (formerly NY)
Researching Farkas, Izsak, Stauber/Stober/Shtober, Ganz, Malek
Romania (Marmoros) and Hungary and anywhere else they may have gone!