Last name: Scott
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It doesn't make it clear in this explanation [possibly for political reasons] that the word 'Scotti' was a term of abuse given BY the Germanic Anglo Saxon tribes TO the pirate-raiders who fetched up in the south of ireland in about the 2nd century AD and who then laid siege to the north east of that island populated by the Uliti tribe [from whom we get the name Ulster]. These were the intruders later known as 'irish'. The term 'gael' is the term the Uliti gave the to invader. It means robber or brigand. Says it all really. Many of the besieged Uliti fled to the west of coast of what is now scotland when things got sticky. The term 'Scotti' applied to them, but by no means exclusively to them in the first instance. Nor did they 'conquer' the west coast. They merely arrived in large numbers, fighting many battles against the picts with whom they later began inter-breeding. Americans won't like this explanation, and will twist things and twist things till they're all bent out of shape and fit neatly with their own prejudices - Scott means "sovereign" does it? Hilarious - and that's great entertainment, but as an Englishman I think it very creditable of the sweaty socks [jocks] to adopt the identity we gave them. After all, we gave them everything else. The earliest written [scottish] accounts make clear the 'Inglis' even introduced the bagpipes. No wonder they refuse to teach English history in schools anymore. It just isn't safe. :-)
Hey, does anyone have any information on the Scott's from the Caribbean? My grandfather was a mulatto, and he was also from the Caribbean. There are few people in the Caribbean with the last name Scott, and i'm only hearing about those who migrated to America, but most of them are mixed with both black and white. Can anyone help me with this? Much appreciated.
Lynda (Scott) Bee
I know there is something to our family history especially the Scotts. We have big portraits with fancy frames of ancestors that have been passed down,no one really knows about them other than they are Scotts. We also have a Scott that has tried to contact us from ancestry trying to figure out our ancestors history. Everyone is unable to track it back real far but there is definitely a curiosity with this bloodline. We come from an area heavily populated with German/Irish/Scottish descendants.
i would love to go back and see if my scott line is irish or scottish
There are many Roberts in my family going back to the day. I am from Liverpool, however i have traved my family tree to the shetlands. A placee called scouseburgh. Anyone who who would like to contact me , please do.I only have one question though( one last question) (who said that, i cant remember)however!... Are my family the original scousers?. Some may say im a woolyback!( birkenhead, strikes) Pure scouse running through my veins.Know what im saying kidda
My Grandmother's maiden name was Ethel Scutt..that is a U not an O. She came from Dorset and I believe the Scutts fled from Scotland in the 1600's and did not use their real surnames..but called themselves, Helen the Scott, Robert the Scott etc and as they moved south the accent changed from Scott to Scutt.