When William Edward Stout was born on 29 March 1884, in Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, United States, his father, James Madison Stout, was 36 and his mother, Amanda Della Walters, was 27. He lived in Fowler, Otero, Colorado, United States in 1910. He died on 30 September 1969, at the age of 85, and was buried in Cedarville, Modoc, California, 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.