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The Stotts 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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The surname Stotts 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.

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


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

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

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Some of the Stotts 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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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stotts Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Abraham Stotts, who arrived in New York in 1642

Stotts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Stotts, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1831
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  • Richard Eugene "Richie" Stotts, American first guitarist and one of the founding members of the punk/metal group Plasmatic
  • Terry Stotts (b. 1957), American retired professional NBA basketball forward who played from 1980 to 1990 and coached from 1990 to present
  • Keith H. Stotts (1914-1999), American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives, 1965-82
  • Green C. Stotts (1821-1876), American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives, 1872-74
  • Earl Stotts, American politician, Delegate to Iowa convention to ratify 21st amendment from Calhoun County, 1933
  • Casey Stotts, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Hutchinson, Minnesota, 2012
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    Other References

    1. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Stotts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stotts 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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