Scott Family History
Scott Name Meaning
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. 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. English: variant of Scutt .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press