The ancestors of the Amott family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. They lived in the lands of Arnott in the parish of Portmoak in Kinross (now part of the region of Tayside), where one of the first times the name was listed was in 1150 when Michael de Arnoth was mentioned.
Early Origins of the Amott family
The surname Amott was first found in the lands of Arnott in the parish of Portmoak, Kinross-shire
. The first chief, recorded, Michael Arnott, held those lands about 1150. David, of Fifeshire
, his successor was recorded in 1296 when he paid homage to King Edward 1st of England.
Early History of the Amott family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amott research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1400, 1502, 1600, 1608, 1639, 1918, 1497, 1536, 1497, 1498, 1680, 1652 and are included under the topic Early Amott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Amott Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred
years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations
of the name Amott include Arnott, Arnot, Arnatt, Arnocht, Arnote, Arnett, Anetts, Arnette, Ernot, Ernott, Annett, Annetts and many more.
Early Notables of the Amott family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
at this time was David Arnot, C.R.S.A., ( fl.
1497- c. 1536), Scottish canon regular and bishop from Arnot, Fife
, Rector of Kirkforthar, Fife
in 1497, Archdeacon of Lothian... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Amott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Amott family to Ireland
Some of the Amott family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Amott family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence
, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Amott: David Arnott, aged 20, who settled in Virginia in 1716; John Arnott, who settled in Virginia in 1795; as well as Agnes, George, Jane, Samuel and William Arnot of one family, who settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1767. In Newfoundland, James Arnott settled in St. John's in 1812.
Contemporary Notables of the name Amott (post 1700)
- Christopher "Chris" Amott (b. 1977), Swedish guitarist and vocalist, younger brother of Michael Amott
- Michael Amott (b. 1969), English-born, Swedish guitarist, songwriter, founding member of the bands Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, and Carnage, ranked No. 74 out of 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time by Guitar World
The Amott Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Speratum et completum
Motto Translation: Hoped for and Fulfilled.