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Cutcheon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the Cutcheon family were born. Their name comes from Hugh or from the Old French word Huchon.

Early Origins of the Cutcheon family


The surname Cutcheon was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, 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 Cutcheon family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cutcheon research.
Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1694, 1746, 1659, 1740, 1713, 1727 and are included under the topic Early Cutcheon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cutcheon Spelling Variations


Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Cutcheon has been spelled Hutcheson, Hutchison, Huchison, MacCutcheon, MacHutcheon, MacCutchin, MacCutchan, MacCutchen, MacCutchon and many more.

Early Notables of the Cutcheon family (pre 1700)


Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cutcheon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cutcheon family to Ireland


Some of the Cutcheon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cutcheon family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cutcheon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • J M Cutcheon, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

The Cutcheon Motto


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: Memor esto
Motto Translation: Be mindful.


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