The Stite surname is generally thought to derive from the Middle English word "stott," meaning a "steer," or "bull." As such it was likely originally an occupational
name for a cattleman, or perhaps a nickname
. Some instances of the name in Scotland
may have come from the Viking name Stoti, which likely arrived with the 9th century Norse colonization of Strathclyde and Aberdeenshire.
Early Origins of the Stite family
The surname Stite was first found in Yorkshire
, but by the 15th century some of the family name had moved north to Aberdeenshire
where Andrew Stott was a Burgess there in 1490. Later, Margaret Stote held a family seat
in Dolphinstoun in Lanarkshire
in 1675, and Alexander Stote held a family seat in Maynes in Balyeordie in Renfrewshire
Early History of the Stite family
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Stite Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Stite family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stite family to Ireland
Some of the Stite family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Stite family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francis Stott, who came to St. Christopher in 1635; Henry Stott, who settled in Virginia in 1654; Thomas Stott who settled in Virginia in 1670; Thomas Stott, who settled in Quebec in the 17th century.