Kot is the surname of a Polish szlachta (nobility) family. The surmame derives from the nickname with the literal meaning "cat"Kazimierz Rymut, Nazwiska PolakÃ³w. SÅ‚ownik historyczno-etymologiczny, Wydawnictwo Naukowe DWN, KrakÃ³w 2001. The first mention of the name was in the 13th century. describes the surname in his Herbarz polski as belonging to PiÅ‚awa coat of arms. The Kot family uses the Doliwa, Pilawa, Rola, or Kot Morski coat of arms.Tadeusz Gajl, Herbarz Polski od Å›redniowiecza do XX wieku, GdaÅ„sk 2007, p. 457.
Notable persons with Kot surname
Andrzej Kot (1946â€“2015), Polish designer
Eric Kot (born 1966), Hong Kong singer and actor
Igor Kot (born 1980), Russian footballer
Jakub Kot (born 1990), Polish ski jumper
Karol Kot (1946â€“1968), Polish serial killer
Maciej Kot (born 1991), Polish ski jumper
Myroslava Kot (1933â€“2014), Ukrainian embroidere
Natalia Kot (born 1938), Polish artistic gymnast
StanisÅ‚aw Kot (1885â€“1975), Polish scientist and politician, member of the Polish Government in Exile
Tomasz Kot (born 1977), Polish actor
Wincenty Kot (c. 1395 â€“ 1448) Archbishop of Gniezno and Primate of Poland, vice-cancellarius regni Poloniae.