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Origin of the Izatt name
Posted by: J. mitchell (ID *****6189) Date: February 28, 2012 at 09:12:09
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Does anyone have reliable information about the origins of the Izatt name? I am familiar with the story that the Izatt name is somehow connected to Isolde, which frankly seems like a stretch of history--although as a descendant, I do like the possibility. Apparently some Scots Izatts think the name has Russian Jewish origins, and I have read that the name is used in the Middle East, where it means something like "all worthy" or "commendable." I have also seen an account that put early Izatts in Scotland when their refugee ship from the Rhineland could not go to America. A Scots woman with a fine accent told me the name was not even a Scots name or word.

Would someone who speaks the Scots language analyze the Izatt name and post his or her analysis? Perhaps it is not Scots and we need to look abroad for our origins.

Also, is it possible that there are multiple origins for this unusual name? Or are all Izzats related?

I am at a dead end in my research. Any help or advice appreciated.

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