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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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'If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy of reading,
Or do things worthy of writing.' --Benjamin Franklin, May 1738

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