The saga of the name Cutchins begins among the Viking settlers who arrived in Scotland
in the medieval era. The name Cutchins is derived from Huchon, a diminutive form of Hugh. Patronymic
surnames arose out of the vernacular
given name traditions. This name is the equivalent of Hugh in the vernacular of Scotland
Early Origins of the Cutchins family
The surname Cutchins was first found in Ross-shire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland
, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Cutchins family
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Cutchins Spelling Variations
Contemporary spellings of ancient Scottish names often bear little resemblance to the original recorded versions. These spelling variations
result from the fact that medieval scribes spelled words and names alike according to their sounds. Cutchins has been spelled Hutchins, Hutchings, Hutchin, Hutcheon, Huchens, Hutcheons, Hutchon, Houchin, Houchen, Houchens, MacCutcheon, MacQuestion and many more.
Early Notables of the Cutchins family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cutchins family to Ireland
Some of the Cutchins family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 71 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cutchins family to the New World and Oceana
The colonies on the fertile east coast of North America soon had many farms run by Scots. These hardy settlers provided a backbone for the great nations of the United States and Canada that would emerge in the next centuries. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Cutchins or a variant listed above, including: Jeremiah Houchin, who sailed to New England
in 1630; Tobias Hutchins settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1682; George Hutchings was given an estate in St. John's Newfoundland in 1762.