Last name: Stout

This interesting name has two possible origins. The first and most likely being, a nickname for a powerful, heavily built man, deriving from the Medieval English "stout" itself coming from the Olde French "estout", meaning "stout" or "bold". The surname from this source is first recorded at the end of the 12th Century, (see below). In the 1219 "Assize Court Rolls of Lincolshire", the following forms of the name appear Stutte, Stute, Le Estut and Stut. One, Adam Stout is recorded in the 1373 "Court Rolls of the Borough of Colchester". A second distinct possibility is that the name derives from the Olde English element "stut" meaning a rounded hill and given to one dwelling by this natural feature. One, Henry atte Stoute is recorded in Yarcombe, Devon in 1330.The ancient Coat of Arms granted to the family has the blazon of a black field thereon five leopard's faces in cross, denoting someone who fought alongside Richard 1st, the crest being a Talbot passant in gold. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Osbert Shute, which was dated 1190, in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire, during the reign of King Richard 1, known as Richard the Lionheart 1189 - 1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Thomas stout
My grandad Alexander stout came from the isle of Unst in shetland

Margaret Robb
Stout is the name of my maternal grandfather, who came from Fair Isle Shetland He was wonderful Godly man.Any Stouts I've ever come across originated from Fair Isle. How they come to be there I'm not sure my great aunt told me they had fled there at the time of the reformation, but where from I'm not sure.

Jacob Stout
I've been currious of the origin and mostly the country of origin and I've been searching for a while. If anyone finds out for sure please e-mail me at jacobstout15@yahoo.com

Margaret Robb
Hi maternal grandfather was Andrew Stout,he came from fair Isle Shetland Where there were many Stout families. In fact there are still Stouts living there. My grandfather was a lovely man.

Andrea Stout
I am mainly german and have the last name stout

Alexis Stout
I'm German Portuguese Dutch Irish Native American

Mitchell stout
My grand dad said we started in norway and some how we got irish heritage

Jan Stout
My branch of Stout acts Scotish. We hoard our money ("conservative"), own land and property, and drink Guiness like water. I like Bonnie Stout's information of Staught from Scotland circa 1500's. Thanks Bonnie.

Melissa d stout
I try found out wat stout means where. It come from

Benjamin Stout
Stout has two lines, one german and one english. The english likely derived from the anglo-saxon period, or the norman (french)period.

Bonnie Stout
I have found that some of my line of Stout came from England but before them they came from Scotland in the 1500's. I have also found spelling as Staught.

Rick Stout
It could have came from the german Stoudt, also.

billy stout
sorry i spelled german wrong

billy stout
i was wsondering about my last name somebody told me it was geman

Michael Stout
My name is Michael Stout I have heard my last name is German and I've heard Irish

Marjorie Glass nee Stout.
My surname is Stout. My Grandfather came from Orkney,I've read that the Earl of Orkney in 960-1014 was Sigurd Hlodvirsson also called Sigurd the Stout.