Cockuttan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Cockuttan is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from Cuthbert in the patronymic form where it was used as son of Cutt.
Early Origins of the Cockuttan family
The surname Cockuttan was first found in Norfolk. The Cowden variant come from Cowden, a small village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent.
Alternatively, the family could have originated at "Cowden in the parish of Dalkeith, Midlothian. There is also a Cowden near Dollar but Cowden near Dalkeith is more probable source of the name." 
Important Dates for the Cockuttan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockuttan research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1634, 1685, 1689, 1550, 1595 and 1599 are included under the topic Early Cockuttan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cockuttan Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cockuttan has been spelled many different ways, including Cutting, Cudden, Cudding, Cuttin, Cutten, Cuttan, Cuddan, Cuddin, Cuddon, Cuding, Cuting, Cuden, Cutin, Cutine, Cudan, Cudane, Coudan, Couding, Coutting, Coutten, Couttan, Couttin, Cutton and many more.
Early Notables of the Cockuttan family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Francis Cuttinge (c. 1550-1595/6), English lutenist and composer. He "was one of the most distinguished composers of lute music towards the close of the reign of Elizabeth and the beginning of that of James. Nothing is...
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Migration of the Cockuttan family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cockuttans to arrive in North America: Richard Cutting and his brother William were amongst the first settlers in the New World. They left from Ipswich England on the ship "Elizabeth".
- ^ 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)