Stout Family History
Stout Name Meaning
nickname for a brave or powerfully built man, from Middle English stout ‘steadfast’. from the Old Norse byname Stútr ‘gnat’, denoting a small and insignificant person. possibly also a habitational name from a minor place named with the Old English element stut ‘stumpy hillock’, which is found as a component in various Devon place names.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press