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Clutton is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Clutton family lived in Cheshire where they were Lords of the Manor of Clutton.

Clutton Early Origins



The surname Clutton was first found in Cheshire at Clotton, or Clotton Hoofield, a township, in the parish of Tarvin, union of Great Boughton that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Clotone. Hence, the surname is conjecturally descended from William FitzNigel, a Norman Baron who held Clutton in 1086. The main stem of the family later branched to Nantwich, and thence to Chorlton, near Malpas. Literally the place name means "farmstead at a dell or deep valley," from the Old English words "cloh" + "tun." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Today it includes the settlements of Clotton, Clotton Common and Hoofield.

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Clutton Spelling Variations


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Clutton Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Clutton, Clotton, Clutten, Cluttone and others.

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Clutton Early History


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Clutton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clutton research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1399, 1413, 1533, 1575 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Clutton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clutton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clutton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Clutton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Clutton or a variant listed above:

Clutton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Clutton who arrived in Jamaica in 1685

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clutton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clutton (post 1700)



  • Henry Hugh Clutton (1850-1909), London surgeon who coined the phrase "Clutton's joints"

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Clutton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clutton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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