Cut History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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. [1]

Early Origins of the Cut family

The surname Cut was first found in Lincolnshire where Cutus de Lincoln was listed in the Hundreorum Rolls of 1273. Over one hundred years later some of the family were found in Yorkshire where the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list; Radulphus Cutte; Willelmus Cutte, 1319; and Johannes Cuttesone as all holfing lands there at that time. [2]

Early History of the Cut family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cut research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1633, 1610, 1613, 1681, 1646, 1634, 1670, 1646, 1604, 1640, 1661, 1707 and 1670 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, Essex; Lord Cutts of Gowran, the gallant companion in arms of the Duke of Marlborough; and Sir John Cutts (died 1646), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1604 and 1640. Lieutenant-General John Cutts, 1st Baron...
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Migration of the Cut family

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.



  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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