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Where did the Scottish Stitt family come from? What is the Scottish Stitt family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stitt family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stitt family history?The Stitt surname is generally thought to derive from the Middle English word "stott," meaning a "steer," or "bull." As such it was likely originally an occupational name for a cattleman, or perhaps a nickname. Some instances of the name in Scotland may have come from the Viking name Stoti, which likely arrived with the 9th century Norse colonization of Strathclyde and Aberdeenshire.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Stot, Stott and others.
First found in Yorkshire, but by the 15th century some of the family name had moved north to Aberdeenshire where Andrew Stott was a Burgess there in 1490. Later, Margaret Stote held a family seat in Dolphinstoun in Lanarkshire in 1675, and Alexander Stote held a family seat in Maynes in Balyeordie in Renfrewshire in 1689.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stitt research. Another 146 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stitt History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Stitt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 261 words(19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stitt Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Stitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stitt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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