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The Stitt 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.

Stitt Early Origins



The surname Stitt 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 in 1689.

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Stitt Spelling Variations


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Stitt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Stot, Stott and others.

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Stitt Early History


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Stitt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stitt research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1656 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Stitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stitt In Ireland


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Stitt In Ireland



Some of the Stitt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stitt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Stitt, who landed in America in 1805
  • Luke Stitt, who arrived in New York in 1819
  • David Stitt, who arrived in Indiana in 1852
  • James Stitt, who landed in Indiana in 1852

Stitt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Martha Stitt, aged 34, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stitt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stitt (post 1700)



  • Don Stitt (b. 1956), American actor and playwright
  • Georgia Stitt (b. 1972), American composer and lyricist, arranger, conductor, and musical director
  • Milan Stitt (1941-2009), American playwright and educator
  • Sam Stitt (b. 1981), American rower at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Edward "Sonny" Stitt (1924-1982), born Edward Boatner, Jr., American jazz musician, nicknamed the "Lone Wolf"
  • William Stitt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1890
  • Theodore Stitt, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 18th District, 1920-21; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1932
  • Mark L. Stitt, American Republican politician, Chair of Juniata County Republican Party, 1927
  • John A. Stitt, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940
  • Frank B. Stitt, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Stitt Historic Events


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Stitt Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Fitzwilliam Stitt (1886-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Clara Bell Stitt (1886-1914), née Cofield Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. B Stitt, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 17 November 2015 at 09:44.

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