Lutt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The old Scottish-Dalriadan name Lutt is derived from the personal name Leod. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Leoid, which means son of Leod, son of Olaf the Black, King of Man and the Northern Isles. Olaf was from a dynasty of Norse Kings, who, for centuries held the Isles. They were in turn descended from King Halfdan the Stingy, a King who was reputed to be descended from the god Frey. Leod held the island of Lewis, the mainland Glenelg and part of Skye in about 1195 AD. It was his two sons who founded the two great branches of the Siol Tormod and the Siol Torquil.
Early Origins of the Lutt family
The surname Lutt was first found in on the Isle of Lewis (Scottish Gaelic: Leòdhas), where the Siol Tormod branch held the territories of Harris, Glenelg and Dunvegan Castle in Skye; while the Siol Torquil branch held Assynt and Cadboll, and the Island of Ramasay. There were no title deeds for these territories as they had been considered possessions of Norway. Yet when King Haakon asserted his authority over the lands in 1263 King Alexander resisted. Although the Scottish King Alexander signed the Treaty of Perth allowing payment of rent to Norway for all these lands, it was never paid and the whole of the western Isles became Scottish possessions.
Important Dates for the Lutt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lutt research. Another 380 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1314, 1597, 1613, 1715, 1745, and 1777 are included under the topic Early Lutt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lutt Spelling Variations
Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of Lutt include MacLeod, MacCleod, MacCloud, MacLoud and many more.
Early Notables of the Lutt family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Sir Roderick MacLeod of Dunvegan Castle who led 600 of his Clansmen to Ireland to assist in O'Donnell's rebellion and Lord MacLeod's Highlanders (73rd Regiment - later the 71st Regiment)...
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Lutt migration to the United States
These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Lutt were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Typical Lutt Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Lutt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Alice Lutt, who landed in Maryland in 1649 
Lutt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Catharina Lutt, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710 
Lutt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Marie Lutt, aged 18, who landed in New York in 1854 
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