Stoat History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Stoat 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 Stoat family
The surname Stoat 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. 
Early History of the Stoat family
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Stoat Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Stot, Stott, Stite, Stites and others.
Early Notables of the Stoat family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was John Stith (fl. 1656-1691) from Kirkham in Lancashire, emigrated to America where he became a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses and the progenitor...
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Migration of the Stoat family to Ireland
Some of the Stoat family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Stoat family
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.
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- ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ 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)