Scott Family Crest


Scott family crest

Meaning of the colors on the Scott family crest

Argent (silver) - signifies sincerity, peace and the Scott family's reputation for such.

Or (Gold) - symbolizes the historical generosity of Scott family members.

Azure (blue) - represents the Scott family's truthful and loyal nature.


 Meaning of the symbols on the Scott family crest   

The two crescents - represents Scott family members steady control and power over everyday actions.

The star - symbolizes the noble and good qualities of Scott family members, It also represents a belief in additional divine characteristics granted from a higher power in ancient times.

The diagonal band - known as a 'bend' represents early family members who were distinguished military leaders. It symbolizes protection and family honour.


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Origins of the Scott family name

The earliest known origin of the name Scott is from the Old English word Scot, which was originally used to refer to the people of Ireland.
The name was later used to refer to the people of Scotland, and it is thought that the name Scott is derived from this word.
The first recorded use of the name Scott is from the 12th century, and it is thought that the name was introduced to Scotland by the Normans.
The connection stems from the original word for Ireland being 'Scotia' in the middle ages.

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Summary of the Scott family and the Scott family crest

  • The Scott family name is derived from the Old English word "scott" meaning "Irishman", 'Scotsman' or "Welshman" of Gaelic descent.
  • The first documented recorded use of the Scott family name dates back to the 11th and 12th century.
  • The earliest recorded use of the name in England is thought to be in the 11th century, when William the Conqueror brought a number of Scottish nobles to England to help him consolidate his power.
  • The region of Yorkshire is the place most commonly associated with early Scott family members.
  • The Scott family name is also associated with the clan system in Scotland. 
  • The Scott family name is one of the oldest and most distinguished families in Scotland.
  • The first recorded use of the name Scott in America is believed to be in 1620, when a man named William Scott arrived in Virginia.
  • The Scott family remained in Virginia for several generations, before some members migrated to other parts of the country.
  • They were also very active in the military and many of their members served in the Revolutionary War.
  • The Scott family was also one of the first families to settle in the west and were instrumental in the development of that region of the country.