Scotland forms the backdrop to the origins of Mouat family surname. In Scotland, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules during the late Middle Ages. The Mouat family lived in Angus, but the origin of the surname can be traced back to Normandy where it is thought to be derived from Mont Hault which means of "high mount."
Early Origins of the Mouat family
Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they were granted lands by King David I of Scotland.
Early History of the Mouat family
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Mouat Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mowatt, Mouat, Mowat, Mouatt and others.
Early Notables of the Mouat family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mouat family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mouat Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Mouat Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Mouat Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
Mouat Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Mouat (post 1700)
The Mouat 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: Monte alto
Motto Translation: The high mountain
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