A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls
"distant in relationship" (by some expressed degree), 1540s, from past participle of remove (v.). Meaning "remote, separated, secluded" is from 1610s.
1550s, "act of removing," from remove (v.). Sense of "distance or space by which any thing is removed from another" is attested from 1620s.