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  • Abigail Jane 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 wom...
  • Abigail Bosworth (c.1627 - 1684)
    Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury by Holman, Mary Lovering, 1868-1947, Pillsbury, Helen Pendleton Winston, 1878-1957 Vol. 1 EDMUND SCOTT born probably in Rattlesden...
  • Agnes "Muckle mou’d Meg" 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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Balázs Déri thinks :

All peoples,among them irish and all noble families called scot and ,as a variation,scytha,may descend from Awat-Sak-Ha-Ka. His name resulted in both sak-awat and in sak-ka-(ya)-awat-ha to name the two races he is forefather of together.

Jews and christians however read his name as Yitshak...