1. a nephew ...1519 Sc. obs.
2. a grandson ...a1525 Sc. obs.
from Latin nepōt-, nepōs (grandson, descendant, a prodigal)
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1519 - see EXAMPLE below
"...James commendator of Arbroth lets for five years from Lammess 1520 to his cowsyng and nepot Jhone of Betown of the Chreych the teind-sheaves of the kirk of Dunbog - paying yearly £100 Scots, namely, £50 at the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross called Beltyme 1521, and other £50 at Lammess following..."
From: Liber S. Thome de Aberbrothoc
Registrorum Abbacie de Aberbrothoc, Pars Altera
Registrum Nigrum Necnon Libros Cartarum Recentiores Complectens. 1329-1536
- C. Innes and Patrick Chalmers, 1856