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Stout Name Meaning

English:: nickname from Middle English stout ‘bold daring brave’ (Old French estolt estout Anglo-Norman French estut estot estout ‘bold fierce randy stubborn’). perhaps occasionally a nickname from Middle English st(o)ut ‘gnat horse-fly’ (Old English stūt Old Norse stútr ‘gnat’) possibly used for someone with a biting tongue or for a small quick-moving person. habitational name from one or more minor places called with Middle English stout (Old English stūt) ‘stumpy hillock’ such as Stout Farm in Yarcombe (Devon) and Stout Farm in Honiton (Devon). However the survival of this name to the present day is unknown.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Tout, Stoop, Stone, Stock, Start, Storm, Stott, Storr, Short, Trout

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Where is the Stout family from?

You can see how Stout families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stout family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stout families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 157 Stout families living in New Jersey. This was about 18% of all the recorded Stout's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Stout families in 1840.
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What did your Stout ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stout. 17% of Stout men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Stout women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stout were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 211,000 census records available for the last name Stout. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stout census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Stout. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 43,000 military records available for the last name Stout. For the veterans among your Stout ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stout lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Stout life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Stout in 1943 was 66, and 75 in 2004.

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