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  • … Somerville (c.1423 - c.1492)
    Not a known daughter of Sir Thomas Somerville, 1st Lord Somerville ? SOMERVILLE According to the Scots Peerage, Thomas, Lord Somerville had a daughter who is said to have been married to Sir David S...
  • Aaron Scott, Sr (1750 - 1839)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for VERMONT with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A101400
  • 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, Suf...
  • Abigail Smith (1725 - 1769)
  • Abigail Daniell (1656 - 1717)

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