Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. STOOT (Scottish), STOWT (English)
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 1/18/2016
Probably a nickname for a brave or powerfully built man, from Middle English stout ‘steadfast’. A contrary origin derives from the Old Norse byname Stútr ‘gnat’, denoting a small and insignificant person.