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"ARNOT, ABNOTT. From the lands of Amot in the parish of Portmoak, Kinross-shire. The family was settled there from the middle of the twelfth century (Fordell, p. 14), and in 1284 the lands are mentioned as being in possession of Michael de Amoth. David Amot of Fyfe rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 204). The island of EUenabot in Loch Lomond was confirmed to Matilda de Arnoth c. 1320 ( (Levenax, p. 83). Michael de Amot, one of the garrison of Edinburgh Castle in 1337 (Bain, ra, p. 363) may be the Michael de Amoth mentioned in a letter of David de Manuel relating to the land of Kynglassy in 1340 (RD., p. 225). Henricus de Arnot, knight, attested to the marches of Kyrknes and Louchor in 1395 (RPSA., p. 5). The first of the family of Arnot of Lochrig, in the parish of Stewarton, Ayrshire, was John de Amot whose name occurs as one of the jury in a cause between the burgh of Irvine and William Fraunces of Stane in 1417 (Irvine, i, p. 20). Edward Arnott was repledged to the liberty of the burgh of Irvine in 1472 (ibid., p. 28), and in 1429 the lands of Arnot in the sheriffdom of Fyff were granted to John de Amutis (RMS., n, 135). John de Amot, dominus ejusdem, occurs in the fifteenth century (RD., p. 301), and David Ernot who appears as archdeacon of Lothian in 1502 (Bain, rv, 1691), later became bishop of Galloway (Dowden, p. 371). The surname was not uncommon in Edinburgh in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and George Amot was a merchant burgess there in 1627 (RFC., 2. ser. n, p. 26). Hugo Amot published a History of Edinburgh in 1816. Arnote 1581, Arnocht, Arnatt. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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Wikipedia Arthur James Arnot (26 August 1865 ? 15 October 1946) was an electrical engineer and inventor, best known for patenting the world's first electric drill.