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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. Padraic.
> > --Pablo Flores >