Re: Etimology of 'Scott'
|From:||Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 15, 1999, 15:13|
On Fri, 14 May 1999, FFlores wrote:
> Here's a question my brother wanted me to ask you
> (he won't tell me why): does anybody in the list
> know the origin and etimology of the surname "Scott"?
> (and any related words, of course). Thanks a lot.
> And for myself, does it have to do at all with the
> Spanish surname "Escoto" (probably << Italian "Scotto")?
As far as I know, it's a "national" surname, like English or French: i.e.,
Mr. English, Mrs. Scott, etc. Escoto would simply be the Spanish variety;
and refers to someone (originally) from Scotland. That name in turn comes
from the Irish tribe Scoti, who if I'm not mistaken, came from NE Ireland.
> --Pablo Flores