The name Cluttone arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Cluttone family lived in Cheshire
where they were Lords of the Manor of Clutton.
Early Origins of the Cluttone family
The surname Cluttone 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." 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.
Early History of the Cluttone family
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Cluttone Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Clutton, Clotton, Clutten, Cluttone and others.
Early Notables of the Cluttone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cluttone family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cluttone or a variant listed above: John Clutton who arrived in Jamaica in 1685.