Stott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Stott surname is generally thought to derive from the Middle English word "stott," meaning a "steer," or "bull." [1]

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 Stott family

The surname Stott 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. [2]

Early History of the Stott family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stott research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1768, 1741, 1634, 1649, 1651, 1656, 1691, 1625 and are included under the topic Early Stott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stott Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Stott 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...
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stott Ranking

In the United States, the name Stott is the 4,544th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [3] However, in the United Kingdom, the name Stott is ranked the 714th most popular surname with an estimated 9,429 people with that name. [4]

Ireland Migration of the Stott family to Ireland

Some of the Stott family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Stott migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry Stott, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • Hen Stott, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 [5]
  • Thomas Stott who settled in Virginia in 1670
  • Ffrancis Stott, aged 28, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1684 [5]
Stott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John and Alice Stott, who settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1769
  • Ebenezer Stott, who landed in Richmond, Va in 1784 [5]
  • 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 [5]
  • James, John, John Taylor, Jonathon, Joseph, Matthew, Thom D., and William Stott, who all, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1828 and 1856
  • William Stott, who arrived in Tennessee in 1841 [5]
  • Joseph D Stott, who landed in Massachusetts in 1842 [5]

Canada Stott migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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

Australia Stott migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Stott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Stott, English sawyer who was convicted in Ipswich, Suffolk, England for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Duke of Portland" in January 1807, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1835 [6]
  • Mr. Edmund Stott, English convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Elizabeth" in May 1816, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [7]
  • Mr. James Stott who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Camden" on 21st March 1831, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [8]
  • Mr. Edward Stott, English convict who was convicted in Salford, Greater Manchester, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Emerald Isle" on 25th June 1842, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [9]
  • Thomas Stott, English convict from Salford, Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [10]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Stott migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [11]
Stott Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Francis Stott, who settled in St. Christopher (Saint Kitts) in 1635
  • Fra Stott, aged 32, who landed in St Christopher in 1635 [5]
  • Mr. Frank Stott, (b. 1603), aged 32, British settler traveling aboard the ship "Paul of London" arriving in St Christopher (Saint Kitts) in 1635 [12]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stott (post 1700) +

  • Ramo Stott (1934-2021), American stock car racing driver from Keokuk, Iowa who competed in NASCAR Winston Cup, USAC stock car, and ARCA, 2011 inductee in the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame
  • Kevin Stott (b. 1967), American soccer referee
  • Nicole Passonno Stott (b. 1962), American engineer and NASA Astronaut with over 103 days in space [13]
  • Ronald A. Stott, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 118th District, 1975-76 [14]
  • Leila Stott, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Columbia County, 1938 [14]
  • Lance Stott, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for presiding judge of Texas court of criminal appeals, 2012 [14]
  • John W. Stott, American Democratic Party politician, Member, Federal Power Commission, 1937-45 [14]
  • 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 [14]
  • Charles E. Stott, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1944 [14]
  • Alexander G. "Alex" Stott, Scottish footballer
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  4. ^ https://www.surnamemap.eu/unitedkingdom/surnames_ranking.php?p=10
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 28th July 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/duke-of-portland
  7. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 1st March 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/elizabeth
  8. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 2nd December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/camden
  9. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 27th March 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/emily
  10. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  11. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  12. ^ Pilgrim Ship's of 1600's (Retrieved October 4th 2021, retrieved from https://www.packrat-pro.com/ships/shiplist.htm)
  13. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Nicole Stott. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/stott-np.html
  14. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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