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Origin and popularity of the name SCOTT

Origin

Scott : 1: English Scottish and Irish (Down): habitational and ethnic name from Middle English Scot ‘man from Scotland’. There is no evidence that the surname denoted either of the earlier senses of Scot as ‘(Gaelic-speaking) Irishman’ or ‘man from Alba’ the Gaelic-speaking region of Scotland north of the river Forth. This surname is also very common among African Americans.2: English and Scottish: from the rare Middle English personal name Scot (Old English Scott possibly also Old Norse Skotr) only certainly attested in northern England.3: English: variant of Scutt.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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