Mowatt Family History
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Mowatt Name Meaning
from a medieval female personal name, Mohaut, a variant of Mau(l)d (see Mould). occupational name for an official in charge of communal pasture land, Middle English moward, maward, from Old English mawe ‘meadow’ + weard ‘guardian’ (see Ward 1). habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Mon(t)haut, from Old French mont ‘hill’ (see Mont 1) + haut ‘high’ (Latin altus).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press