Scott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

In the annals of Scottish history, few names go farther back than Scott, whose ancestors go back to the people of the Boernician tribe. The first family to use the name Scott 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.

Early Origins of the Scott family

The surname Scott 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. [1]

Important Dates for the Scott family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scott research. Another 212 words (15 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 Scott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scott Spelling Variations

Over the years, Scott has been written It appears under these variations because medieval scribes spelled names according to sound rather than by any over-arching set of rules. Scott, Scot, Skotts, Scot, Scotach, Scott, Schotts and many more.

Early Notables of the Scott family (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 of Tarras (1644-1693), a Scottish nobleman who...
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Scott family to Ireland

Some of the Scott family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scott migration to the United States

When these Boernician-Scottish settlers arrived in North America they brought little with them and often had restart their lives from scratch. Through time, much of their heritage was lost, and it is only this century through Clan societies and highland games that many have recovered their national heritage. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Scott family to immigrate North America:

Scott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Apphia Scott, who arrived in Virginia in 1618 [2]
  • Goodwife Scott, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Dan Scott, who landed in Virginia in 1633 [2]
  • Elizabeth Scott, aged 9, who arrived in New England in 1634 [2]
  • Abigail Scott, aged 7, who arrived in New England in 1634 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Scott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Edward Scott, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 [2]
  • Anne Scott, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [2]
  • Richard Scott, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [2]
  • Edward Scott, who landed in Annapolis, Maryland in 1716 [2]
  • Janet Scott, who landed in New England in 1724 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Scott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hector Scott, aged 34, who landed in New York in 1800 [2]
  • Joicy Scott, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1800 [2]
  • Hugh Scott, who landed in America in 1801 [2]
  • Benjamin Scott, who arrived in America in 1803 [2]
  • Archd Scott, aged 26, who landed in New Castle or Philadelphia in 1804 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Scott Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Harry Scott, who arrived in Arkansas in 1900 [2]
  • Jewett McLellan Scott, aged 35, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1905 [2]
  • Doddridge Malven Scott, who landed in Alabama in 1915 [2]
  • Lemuel Alton Scott, who landed in Alabama in 1917 [2]
  • Varian Cuthbert Scott, who landed in Alabama in 1918 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Scott migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scott Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Scott, who landed in Newfoundland in 1665 [3]
Scott Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • James Scott, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Joseph Scott, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Joseph Scott, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Richard Scott, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Rosana Scott, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Scott Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Scott, aged 37, a labourer, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Janet Scott, aged 26, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Agnes Scott, aged 5, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Jane Scott, aged 2, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Mary Anne Scott, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1820
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Scott Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • M D Scott, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Scott migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Scott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Scott, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Peter Scott, Scottish convict from Aberdeen, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]
  • William Scott, Scottish convict from Perth, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]
  • Frederick Scott, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • John Scott, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Scott migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Scott Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Janet Scott, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1839
  • William Scott, who landed in New Zealand in 1839
  • Peter Scott, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • A Scott, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Bengal Merchant
  • D Scott, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Scott (post 1700)

  • Joan Patricia LaCour Scott (1921-2012), American trade union activist and screenwriter, known for Lassie, Have Gun – Will Travel, Surfside 6, The Waltons and The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Hillary Dawn Scott -Tyrrell (b. 1986), known professionally as Hillary Scott, an American two-time Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee
  • Clyde Luther Scott (1924-2018), American NFL football player who played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1949–1952) and the Detroit Lions (1952)
  • James Martin "Jim" Scott (1938-2017), American politician, Member of the Virginia House of Delegates (1992-2014)
  • Patricia "Pat" Scott (1929-2016), American pitcher who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (1948-1953)
  • Robert H. Scott (1930-2016), American lacrosse coach, inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1977, awarded the F. Morris Touchstone Award in 1965, 1968 and 1972
  • Joseph Oscar "Joe" Scott Jr. (1926-2016), American NFL football player for the New York Giants (1948-1953)
  • Tracy Scott (1969-2016), American script supervisor, best known for her work on Whiplash (2014), Her (2013) and American Hustle (2013)
  • Richard Gordon Scott (1928-2015), American nuclear engineer and a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Thomas Coster Scott (1930-2015), American NFL football linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants who played from 1953 to 1964, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
  • ... (Another 48 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Scott family

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Mr. Russell Morrison Scott (d. 1979), New Zealander Purser, from Auckland, New Zealand working aboard the Air New Zealand sightseeing Flight 901 when it flew into Mount Erebus; he died in the crash [7]
  • Mrs. Marie Theresa Scott (1939-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; she died in the crash [7]
Arrow Air Flight 1285
  • Mr. Gary L Scott (b. 1964), American Specialist 4th Class from Oak Grove, Kentucky, USA who died in the crash [8]
Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Walter Scott, British Engineer ex Empress of Asia from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [9]
  • Mr. John Scott, Canadian Second Class Passenger from Mortlach, Saskatchewan, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [9]
  • Master Thomas A Scott (1912-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [9]
  • Mrs. Margaret Scott (1889-1914), née Paverley Canadian Third Class Passenger from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [9]
  • Mr. Thomas Usher Scott (1887-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [9]
Flight TWA 800
  • Mr. Michael Gray Scott (1952-1996), from Stevenson, Alabama, USA, American passenger traveling with family flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; he died in the crash [10]
  • Mr. Joseph Michael Scott (1983-1996), from Stevenson, Alabama, USA, American Physicist flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; he died in the crash [10]
  • Mrs. Barbara Stewart Scott (1957-1996), from Stevenson, Alabama, USA, American registered nurse flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; she died in the crash [10]
HMAS Sydney II
HMS Dorsetshire
  • William John Scott (d. 1945), British Able Seaman aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [12]
  • Eric Stuart Scott (d. 1945), British Chief Engine Room Artificer aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [12]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. William P Scott (b. 1922), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Darlington, County Durham, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [13]
  • Mr. Robert C Scott (b. 1915), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Swindon, Wiltshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [13]
  • Mr. James Scott (b. 1897), English Leading Stoker serving for the Royal Navy from Morpeth, Northumberland, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [13]
  • Mr. Jack Scott (b. 1923), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Bradford, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [13]
  • Mr. Andrew B Scott (b. 1915), Scottish Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [13]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. George Stanley Scott, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [14]
  • Mr. Scott, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [14]
  • Mr. Scott, British Engine Room Artificer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [14]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. John Scott (1921-1942), Scottish Able Bodied Seaman from Edinburgh, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, was listed as missing presumed killed in the evacuation of Singapore in 1942 [15]
  • Mr. Frederic Jeane Scott (1919-1944), English Stoker 1st Class from Horwich, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, died whilst a Prisoner of War in in 1944 [15]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Edger L. Scott, British Painter with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [16]
  • William Scott (1910-1939), British Leading Stoker with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [16]
Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)
  • Sally Elizabeth Scott (1966-1988), American Chef from Huntington, New York, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died [17]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. C. Scott, English Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [18]
  • Master Arthur Scott Jr., English 3rd Class passenger residing in No. Adams, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [19]
  • Mrs. Alice Ann Scott, English 3rd Class passenger residing in No. Adams, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [19]
  • Captain Alick John Scott, English 1st Class Passenger residing in Manila, Philippines returning to England to enlist, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [19]
  • Mr. George Scott, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [19]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. John Scott (d. 1912), aged 21, English Boots Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [20]
  • Mr. Archibald Scott (d. 1912), aged 40, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic, died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [20]
  • Mr. Frederick William Scott (d. 1912), aged 28, English Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [20]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. A. J. Scott, American Seaman Second Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [21]
  • Mr. Crawford Edward Scott, American Private First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [21]
  • Mr. George Harrison Scott, American Private First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [21]

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Citations

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  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  7. ^ Mount Erebus, Memorial, Roll of Remembrance (Retrieved 2018, February 21st). Retrieved from http://www.erebus.co.nz/memorialandawards/rollofremembrance.aspx
  8. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550
  9. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  10. ^ The Washington Post Passenger List TWA Flight 800. (Retrieved 2018, February 15th). Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/twa800/list01.htm
  11. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  12. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  13. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  14. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  15. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  16. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  17. ^ Pan Am Flight 103's victims: A list of those killed 25 years ago | syracuse.com. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/pan_am_flight_103s_victims_a_list_of_those_killed_25_years_ago.html
  18. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  19. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  20. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  21. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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