Scotte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Scotte 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.

Early Origins of the Scotte family

The surname Scotte was 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.

Early History of the Scotte family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scotte research. Another 115 words (8 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 Scotte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scotte Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Scotte family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir William Scott (d. c. 1350), English lawyer, and Chief Justice of the King's Bench (1341-1346); Sir John Scott (c. 1423-1485), English nobleman of Scott's Hall, who was Sheriff of Kent (1460-), Comptroller of the household of King Edward IV of England (1461-), Chamberlain to Edward, Prince of Wales, Ambassador to Burgundy, Governor of Dover...
Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scotte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Scotte family to Ireland

Some of the Scotte family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 68 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Canada Scotte migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scotte Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Francis Scotte U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Augusta], Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Loyal Rangers [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Scotte (post 1700) +

  • Raphael Scotte, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 3rd District, 1902 [2]


  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
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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