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Mouat History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The rugged terrain and rich ancestry of 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


The surname Mouat was first found in 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

  • Peter Mouat, who settled in Philadelphia in 1840

Mouat Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Mouat, aged 56, who landed in America from Seaforth, in 1918
  • John Mouat, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1920
  • John Mouat, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1922
  • John B. Mouat, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1923
  • James Mouat, aged 29, who settled in America from Leith, Scotland, in 1923
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Mouat Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Anthony Charles Mouat, aged 42, who emigrated to Victoria, B. C., Canada, in 1910

Mouat Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Mouat, aged 42, a fisherman, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Tamar Mouat, aged 45, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Margaret Mouat, aged 10, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Peter Mouat, aged 8, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Nicholson Mouat, aged 5, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mouat (post 1700)


  • Mike Mouat (1954-1976), Canadian bronze medalist field hockey player at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Frederic John Mouat (1816-1897), British surgeon, Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals in India, Professor of Medicine in the Bengal Medical College, President of the Royal Statistical Society in 1890
  • William Alexander Mouat (1821-1871), English master mariner and HBC employee
  • Surgeon General James Mouat VC KCB (1815-1899), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Bernard Mouat (1882-1953), British chemist
  • John Mouat (1900-1945), Canadian politician
  • Sir George Mouat Keith (1764-1832), Scottish Royal Navy Lieutenant and Commander

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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