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  • Abigail Duniway (1834 - 1915)
    Abigail Scott Duniway (October 22, 1834 – October 11, 1915) was an American women's rights advocate, newspaper editor and writer, whose efforts were instrumental in gaining voting rights for women. D...
  • Abigail Bosworth (Scott) (c.1625 - 1684)
    ABIGAIL SCOTT, 2nd daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth (Strutt) Scott, was baptized at Rattlesden, Suffolk, 5 March 1625[/6?]. She married by 8 March 1653/4 Haniel Bosworth (based on terms of her father's w...
  • Agnes Scott (c.1601 - d.)
    SIR WILLIAM SCOTT was a favourite of James VI., by whom he was knighted in the lifetime of his father. He obtained also charters of various lands in the Border counties. He embraced the cause of Charle...
  • Alexander Scott, 2nd Laird Fingask (1497 - 1549)
    His death at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh in 1549 disqualifies him from being the Alexander Scott that married Margaret Scott, who later married George Henderson. He would have had to have died around 1...
  • Alexander Scott (b. - c.1539)

About the Scott surname

The surname Scott was originally given by the Romans to Gaelic raiders from Ireland. Scott is derived from the Old English pre 7th century word Scotti, or the Latin Scottus, meaning Irishman, specifically a Gael. Given the warlike conditions which applied in the English border counties the name was not always complimentary.

Scott can also be an ethnic or geographical name signifying a native from Scotland or a person who spoke Gaelic.

Variant forms: Scotto, Skeate, Scotus

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