Utting History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Utting family

The surname Utting was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat and it is presumed that they gave their name to the town Itingston near Huntly in Aberdeenshire. [1]

"Utting may have given name to Ittingston near Huntly, Aberdeenshire, in 1534 Uttinstoun. A charter of 1277 was witnessed by Alan, son of Huting, seneschal of Buchan. Hutting, "marescallus" of the bishop of Moray, witnessed a charter by the bishop confirming the gift of the church of Deveth to the church of the Holy Trinity of Spyny, c. 1202-1224. Utting Cachepol held a toft in the vill of Inverbervyn, now Bervie, c. 1232-1237. "Cachepol" refers to Utting's office, catchpoll," i.e. bailiff. Vtting the smith of Stirling was a charter witness, c. 1275. William, son of Utting, possessed a tenement in Drumelzier, c. 1300-1320, and Robert Vtting appears as witness in a court held at the standing stones of Rayne in the Garioch in 1349. Andrew Vtyn was tenant in Grange of Kerse, 1466." [1]

In England, there is a record of an "Utting de Cresswell [who] was witness to a deed temp. King John," [2] and the name also appears in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 in England about the same time. [3]

"This surname is derived from the name of an ancestor. 'the son of Utting,' a long-forgotten personal name." [4]

Early History of the Utting family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Utting research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1232, 1300, 1349 and 1466 are included under the topic Early Utting History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Utting Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Utting, Uting, Hutting, Ytting, Otting and others.

Early Notables of the Utting family (pre 1700)

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United States Utting migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Utting Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ann Utting and her husband who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1630

New Zealand Utting migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Utting Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Ann Utting, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863 [5]
  • Edith Utting, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863 [5]
  • Jane Utting, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863 [5]
  • Anne Utting, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863 [5]
  • Emily Utting, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Utting (post 1700) +

  • Ernest Benjamin 'Tich' Utting (1897-1948), Australian rules footballer for Collingwood (1919-1922), and for Hawthorn (1925-1932)
  • Charles "Charlie" Utting (1923-2009), Australian AFL footballer for Collingwood (1943-1950), vice-captain and winner of the Copeland Trophy in 1952
  • Natasha Utting, New Zealand producer and actress, known for Both Worlds (2012) and Campbell Live (2005)
  • Andrew Utting (b. 1977), Australian silver medalist baseball player at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Michael Utting (b. 1970), New Zealand footballer who plays as a goalkeeper


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 7th November 2010). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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