What does the name Scott mean?
The Scott surname is believed to be Scottish, where it is still one of the most common surnames. Scott is thought to have most often been given to those who hail from Scotland. More rarely the surname Scott can come from the Old French description of a scout or spy.
The earliest occurrence of the Scott surname in our family history documents is from 1425, and we currently have 4,030,904 records where Scott appears.
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Typical jobs for Scotts
Hard-working people, the Scotts. 3593 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Scotts lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Scott in Yorkshire.
Scotts’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Scotts were angels, apparently. We found 3499 in criminal records.
Scotts in World War I
According to the World War I records, 5693 Scotts served in the First World War.