Scott Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Scott Family History

Scott Family History

The family history of the ancient name Scott was found in the archives.

Surnames developed a wide number of variants over the centuries. Many different spelling variations of the same name can be traced back to a single original root. Also, when a bearer of a name emigrated from Ireland it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books upon arrival at their new location. Some names have dozens of spelling variations. Some Surnames were also altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically, by their sound, and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another. This was especially so in Ireland where most Gaelic names were 'anglicized' at some stage.

Variants of the name Scott include Scot and Scotson. This Scottish name is derived from Uchtredus filius Scoti who lived in the twelfth century. He had two sons, Richard, ancestor of the Scotts of Buccleuch, and Sir Michael, ancestor of the Scotts of Balweary. From Richard descended Sir David Scott of Branxholm. From Sir David descended Sir Walter. His descendant Francis, second Earl of Buccleuch, left a daughter Anne, Countess of Buccleuch, who married to Sir James, Duke of Monmouth, son of King Charles II. They were created Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and, though he was beheaded, her Dukedom has been handed down in regular course from father to son. Alexanders descendant was Francis of Thirlestane, who was created a Baronet in 1666. His son, Sir William assumed the name of Napier on his marriage with Elizabeth, Mistress of Napier. In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland, especially during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.The Scott family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Scott descendants.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Scott Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Anchor Christian symbol of Hope
Lamb Represents gentleness and Patience under Suffering
Wheel Symbol of Fortune

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