Stotts History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Stotts family

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.

Early History of the Stotts family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stotts research. Another 85 words (6 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.

Stotts Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Stotts family (pre 1700)

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.

Ireland Migration of the Stotts family to Ireland

Some of the Stotts 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 Stotts migration to the United States +

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 [1]
Stotts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Stotts, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1831 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stotts (post 1700) +

  • 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 [2]
  • Green C. Stotts (1821-1876), American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives, 1872-74 [2]
  • Earl Stotts, American politician, Delegate to Iowa convention to ratify 21st amendment from Calhoun County, 1933 [2]
  • Casey Stotts, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Hutchinson, Minnesota, 2012 [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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