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The rugged terrain and rich ancestry of Scotland forms the backdrop to the origins of Mowatt family surname. In Scotland, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules during the late Middle Ages. The Mowatt 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."

Mowatt Early Origins



The surname Mowatt 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.

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Mowatt Spelling Variations


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Mowatt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mowatt, Mouat, Mowat, Mouatt and others.

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Mowatt Early History


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Mowatt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mowatt research. Another 394 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1130, 1296, 1304, and 1320 are included under the topic Early Mowatt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mowatt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mowatt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mowatt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mowatt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Mowatt, who came to Barbados in 1663

Mowatt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Magnus Mowatt, who settled in New England in 1767
  • Magnus Mowatt, who landed in New England in 1767

Mowatt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Daniel Mowatt U.E., (David) who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. David Mowatt U.E. born in the Orkney Islands, Scotland who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. Mehitable Mowatt U.E. born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 wife of David Mowatt, daughter of Dr. John Culeff who's written account of the siege of Penobscot is at Harvard Library [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Mowatt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Mowatt, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

Mowatt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Mowatt arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mowatt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mowatt (post 1700)



  • Ezekiel "Zeke" Mowatt (b. 1961), former American NFL football tight end
  • Taryne Mowatt (b. 1986), former All-American right-handed softball pitcher from Corona, California
  • Anna Cora Mowatt (1819-1870), French actress and dramatist from Bordeaux
  • Judy Mowatt (b. 1952), Jamaican singer
  • Paul Julian Mowatt (b. 1962), British photographer

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Mowatt Historic Events


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Mowatt Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Eliza  Mowatt (1857-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. James A. B.  Mowatt (1882-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Mowatt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mowatt 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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