The Cut surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name is derived from a baptismal name meaning the son of Cuthbert
Early Origins of the Cut family
The surname Cut was first found in Cambridgeshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cut family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cut research.Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1613, 1681, 1646, 1st , 1634, 1670, 1646, 1604, 1640, 1st , 1661 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Cut History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cut Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Cut are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Cut include: Cutts, Cutt, Cut, Cuts, Cuttes, Cutte and others.
Early Notables of the Cut family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Cutt (1613-1681) Welsh-born merchant and mill owner who emigrated to New Hampshire
in 1646, first President of the Province of New Hampshire; Sir John Cutts, 1st Baronet (c.
1634-1670) of Childerley in the County of Cambridge originally from Thaxted... Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cut Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cut family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cut or a variant listed above: Richard Cutt who settled in Portsmouth New Hampshire
in 1630; Roger Cutts settled in Virginia in 1635.