The rich and ancient history of the Couttend family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from Cuthbert
in the patronymic
form where it was used as son of Cutt.
Early Origins of the Couttend family
The surname Couttend 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 Couttend family
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Couttend Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Couttend have been found, 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 Couttend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Couttend family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Couttend, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Richard Cutting and his brother William were amongst the first settlers in the New World. They left from Ipswich England
on the ship "Elizabeth".