When William A Stout was born on 18 January 1847, in Butler, Ohio, United States, his father, Pierson Stout, was 35 and his mother, Mary Wallace, was 35. He lived in Saint Clair, Butler, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 1 May 1933, in Hamilton, Butler, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton, Butler, Ohio, United States.
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.