Cutbill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Cutbill is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the Old English given name "Cobbold" which literally means "famous-bold."   The name appears in the Domesday Book as Cuboid; a personal name. 
Early Origins of the Cutbill family
The surname Cutbill was first found in Northamptonshire, where Aluuinus Cubold is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086   Later, Ricardus Cubaldus was found in the Pipe Rolls of 1174 in Herefordshire; John Cubald in the Assize Rolls for Lancashire in 1219; Thomas Cutebold and William Cotebold in 1292, 1332-57 in Kent; and John Cobald in the Feet of Fines for Suffolk in 1309. 
The Cabbage variant is most interesting. Derived from the Middle English word "caboche," meaning "head of cabbage," this nickname was first found in the Feet of Fines for Yorkshire in 1280 with Richard Caboche. A few years later, John Cabage was listed in 1304-1305. Much later, William Cabbage was listed in Essex in 1662. 
Early History of the Cutbill family
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Cutbill Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cutbill has undergone many spelling variations, including Cobbold, Cobbald, Cubald, Cubold, Cubaldus, Carbould, Cobald, Cubbel, Cubaud, Corbold, Corbould, Cubill, Cobell and many more.
Early Notables of the Cutbill family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include William Cobbold, a composer of the latter part of the sixteenth, and early part of the following century, was one of the ten musicians who harmonized the tunes for 'The Whole Booke of Psalmes with their wonted Tunes as they are song in Churches, composed into foure partes,' published by Thomas Este in 1592. 
Thomas Cobbold (1680-1752), was an English brewer born in Rattlesdon, Suffolk who established a family brewery in Ipswich. He was the progenitor of the Ipswich branch of the family, a line that continues today as prominent promoters of Ipswich...
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Migration of the Cutbill family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cutbill were among those contributors: M. Cobell who arrived in San Francisco in 1856.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Rebus angustis fortis
Motto Translation: Brave in adversity.
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