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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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