The history of the name Coutten begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from Cuthbert
in the patronymic
form where it was used as son of Cutt.
Early Origins of the Coutten family
The surname Coutten was first found in Norfolk
. The Cowden variant come from Cowden, a small village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent.
Early History of the Coutten family
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Coutten Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Coutten has been recorded under many different variations, 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 Coutten family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coutten family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Coutten or a variant listed above: Richard Cutting and his brother William were amongst the first settlers in the New World. They left from Ipswich England
on the ship "Elizabeth".