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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016

Origins Available: English, German, Scottish


The surname Schott is derived from the proud Boernician clans of the Scottish-English border region. The Boernicians, along with the Strathclyde Britons, were one of the ancient tribes of the Scottish/English Borderlands. These tribes were made up of the clans from which so many Scottish names are derived. The surname denotes one who came from Scotland, as in 'the Scot.' The double 't' in Scott is now the most common rendition of this name. The Scotts lived in Roxburgh (now part of the region of Borders), Scotland.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Scott, Scot and others.

First found in Kent, where a family of Scott have been found in Brabourne since the 14th century. Traditionally, they claim descent from Alexander, a younger brother of John de Baliol, king of Scotland, who had settled at Chilham Castle, county Kent.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schott research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1485, 1460, 1461, 1512, 1554, 1541, 1745, 1787, 1808, 1350, 1341, 1346, 1423, 1485, 1460, 1461, 1471, 1485, 1471, 1485, 1660, 1645, 1660, 1649, 1685, 1639, 1695 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Schott History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 237 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Schott family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Johannes Schott, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Johann Nickel Schott, who arrived in America in 1739
  • Ludwig Schott, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Captain John Paul Schott (c. 1744-1829), who arrived in American before 1776, and fought in the Revolutionary War
  • Freideric Schott, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749


Schott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Conrad Schott, who landed in America in 1832
  • Kilian Schott, who landed in America in 1834
  • Wilhelm, I Schott, who landed in America in 1834
  • Wilhelm Schott, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1850
  • Emil Schott, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1850


Schott Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Alberta Schott, aged 16, landed in New York, NY in 1893

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  • William Walter Schott (b. 1894), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Frankfort, 1922-23; Palermo, 1923-24, 1924-25; Gibraltar, 1924; Naples, 1925-27; U.S. Consul in Naples, 1927-28
  • Tobias Schott, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1912
  • Peter Schott, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1972, 1996
  • Kirk Schott, American Republican politician, Chair of Ontonagon County Republican Party, 2007
  • George P. Schott, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1912
  • Marge Schott, American long-standing owner of the Cincinnati Red professional baseball team
  • Bernhard Schott (1748-1809), founder of Schott Musis in 1770, one of the oldest German music publishers
  • Ben Schott (b. 1974), British writer and author of the "Schott's Original Miscellany"
  • Heinrich Wilhelm Schott (1794-1865), German botanist


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The Schott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schott 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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