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Nutting is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from Cnute, a popular name in England in the early Middle Ages. It was popular thanks to the influence of Cnut, a Dane, who became King of England in 1016. "There are two Cnuts in Domesday, one in Yorkshire, the other in Derbyshire." 
Alternatively, it may be of nickname origin, from the Old English word hnutu, which meant brown, and would have been given to someone with a brown complexion. It may be that this is the origin of the English saying "Brown as a nut," used for someone who has spent a lot of time in the sun.
Early Origins of the Nutting family
The surname Nutting was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Important Dates for the Nutting family
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Nutting Spelling Variations
Nutting has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Nutting have been found, including Nutt, Nudd, Nutting, Knutt, Nuttman, Nutter and others.
Early Notables of the Nutting family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Nutt (1605-1668), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1653; and John Nutt ( fl. 1620-1623), English pirate born in Devon who raided the Newfoundland and western England for three years before his capture by Sir John Eliot in 1623. His arrest and conviction caused a scandal in the English court as Nutt had paid Eliot £500 in exchange for a pardon. He was eventually released by the Secretary of State George Calvert. He arrived at Torbay Newfoundland in 1620 aboard the ship Dartmouth in 1620, but soon organized...
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Migration of the Nutting family to Ireland
Some of the Nutting family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Nutting migration to the United States
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Nuttings to arrive on North American shores:
Typical Nutting Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Nutting Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Nutting, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1656 
- Thomas Nutting, who landed in Maryland in 1667 
- Nathaniel Nutting, who arrived in New England in 1677 
Nutting Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Joshua Nutting, who settled in Boston in 1763
- Joseph Nutting, who settled in Maryland in 1774
Nutting Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J S Nutting, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- C Nutting, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 
- J G Nutting, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 
Nutting migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Nutting Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Joseph Nutting U.E. (b. 1758) born in Westminster, London, England who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was a Taxes Collector in Saint John, he died in 1826 
Nutting migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Nutting Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Ann Nutting, aged 26, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Lysander" 
Contemporary Notables of the name Nutting (post 1700)
- Newton Wright Nutting (1840-1889), American Republican politician, Oswego County District Attorney, 1869-71; Oswego County Judge, 1878-83; U.S. Representative from New York, 1883-85, 1887-89 (24th District 1883-85, 27th District 1887-89) 
- James L. Nutting (1818-1880), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1876 
- Edward H. Nutting (b. 1869), American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State Senate Third Worcester District, 1931-36; Candidate for Mayor of Leominster, Massachusetts, 1939 
- W. P. Nutting, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900, 1908 (alternate) 
- Newton Wright Nutting (1840-1889), American Republican politician, Oswego County District Attorney, 1869-71; Oswego County Judge, 1878-83; U.S. Representative from New York, 1883-85, 1887-89 (24th District 1883-85, 27th District 1887-89); Died in office 1889 
- Levi Nutting, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 8th District, 1865 
- James L. Nutting (1818-1880), American Republican politician, School teacher and principal; Iron works operator; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1876 
- Gerry B. Nutting, American Republican politician, Mayor of Saco, Maine, 1941 
- Fred C. Nutting, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1908 
- Edward H. Nutting (b. 1869), American Republican politician, Caterer; Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Eleventh Worcester District, 1913, 1915-16, 1918, 1923-30; Member of Massachusetts State Senate Third Worcester District, 1931-36; Candidate for Mayor of Leominster, Massachusetts, 1939 
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- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Lysander.htm
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html