Stute History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Stute 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 Stute family

The surname Stute 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 Stute family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stute 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 Stute History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stute Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Stute 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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Ireland Migration of the Stute family to Ireland

Some of the Stute family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Stute migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stute Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Leonhard Stute, aged 23, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stute (post 1700) +

  • Melvin Frederick "Mel" Stute (1927-2020), American trainer of Thoroughbred racehorses who had 2,000 career wins


  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. ^ 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)


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