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Scott Surname Origin
A native of Scotland. Nennius uses both Scyth£ and Scotti indifferently. Strabo considers Scyth£ and Nomades synonymous terms. The original word in Ossian is Scuta, which literally signifies 'restless wanderer,' hence the propriety of the name Scuite or Scot.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Scott Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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