Stout Family History
Stout Name Meaning
English:: nickname from Middle English stout ‘bold daring brave’ (Old French estolt estout Anglo-Norman French estut estot estout ‘bold fierce randy stubborn’). perhaps occasionally a nickname from Middle English st(o)ut ‘gnat horse-fly’ (Old English stūt Old Norse stútr ‘gnat’) possibly used for someone with a biting tongue or for a small quick-moving person. habitational name from one or more minor places called with Middle English stout (Old English stūt) ‘stumpy hillock’ such as Stout Farm in Yarcombe (Devon) and Stout Farm in Honiton (Devon). However the survival of this name to the present day is unknown.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press