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Where did the Scottish Stott family come from? What is the Scottish Stott family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stott family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stott family history?

The Stott 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.

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

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

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Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Stott 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.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Francis Stott, who came to St. Christopher in 1635
  • Fra Stott, aged 32, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • Hen Stott, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • Henry Stott, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • Thomas Stott who settled in Virginia in 1670


Stott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • John and Alice Stott, who came to Annapolis Maryland in 1769
  • Ebenezer Stott, who landed in Richmond, Va in 1784
  • Samuel Stott, who settled in New Castle Del. in 1789

Stott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Charles Stott, who arrived in New York in 1820
  • James, John, John Taylor, Jonathon, Joseph, Matthew, Thom D., and William Stott, who all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1828 and 1856
  • William Stott, who arrived in Tennessee in 1841
  • Joseph D Stott, who landed in Massachusetts in 1842

Stott Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century


  • Thomas Stott, who settled in Quebec in the 17th century

Stott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Thomas Stott, English convict from Salford, Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Peggy Stott, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • John Stott arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1848
  • William Stott arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1848
  • James Stott, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia


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  • Kevin Stott (b. 1967), American soccer referee
  • Nicole Passonno Stott (b. 1962), American engineer and NASA Astronaut with over 103 days in space
  • Ronald A. Stott, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 118th District, 1975-76
  • Leila Stott, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Columbia County, 1938
  • Lance Stott, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for presiding judge of Texas court of criminal appeals, 2012
  • John W. Stott, American Democrat politician, Member, Federal Power Commission, 1937-45
  • John C. Stott, American Republican politician, Chair of Chenango County Republican Party, 1939-41; Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1950; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1952
  • Charles E. Stott, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1944
  • Alexander G. "Alex" Stott, Scottish footballer
  • Niall Craig Stott (b. 1981), Scottish field hockey player at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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

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