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Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. STOOT(Scottish)
STOWT(English)
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Meaning & History

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.
Added 1/18/2016 by anonymous
Edited 1/20/2016 by peth