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The ancestors of the surname Schott were thought to have been a Boernician family in ancient Scotland. They lived in Roxburgh (now part of the region of Borders), Scotland. The surname Scott is of local origin as it denotes one who came from Scotland as in the Scot. The double 't' in Scott is now universal. Other records claim the name was for someone in England, who came to be from Scotland. Pre-dating surnames, the name may have been used for a Gaelic speaker within Scotland, who arrived with the Gaelic Dalriadans from Ireland in around 500 AD.

Schott Early Origins



The surname Schott was first found in Roxburghshire, where a family seat was held on the lands of Ballendan at the head of the Ale water in that county. They descended from Uchtredus Scott who held the lands before 1107; he is on record as a witness to the foundation charter of Selkirk in 1120. Another early record is of Henricus le Scotte, who witnessed a charter by David Earl of Strathearn around 1195. By 1200, this great Clan controlled the borderlands of the Middle Marches of West Teviotdale, Ewesdale, Liddesdale, Buccleuch and Balweariel.

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Schott Spelling Variations


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Schott Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries and printing presses went into use in the last few hundred years, spelling, particularly of names, was a largely intuitive matter. Consequently, many spelling variations occur in even the simplest names from the Middle Ages. Schott has been spelled Scott, Scot, Skotts, Scot, Scotach, Scott, Schotts and many more.

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Schott Early History


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Schott Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schott research. Another 423 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1450, 1565, 1611, 1745, 1565, 1611, 1647, 1661, 1644, 1693, 1649, 1685, 1674, 1705, 1771, 1832 and are included under the topic Early Schott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schott Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Walter Scott of Buccleuch (1565-1611), a Scottish nobleman and famous border reiver, known as the "Bold Buccleuch"; Mary Scott, 3rd Countess of Buccleuch and Countess of Tarras (1647-1661) Scottish peeress who married at the age of 11; Walter Scott, 1st Earl...

Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schott In Ireland


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Schott In Ireland



Some of the Schott family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The east coasts of the United States and Canada are still populated by many of the descendents of the Boernician-Scottish families who made that great crossing. They distributed themselves evenly when they first arrived, but at the time of the War of Independence those who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. This century, many of their ancestors have recovered their past heritage through highland games and other Scottish functions in North Ameri ca. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that many immigrants bearing the name Schott or a variant listed above:

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schott Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schott (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schott (post 1700)



  • 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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