Cuthbert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

In the Scottish/English Borderlands, the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name Cuthbert. It is derived from an Old English personal name meaning bright champion.

Early Origins of the Cuthbert family

The surname Cuthbert was first found in Kirkcudbrightshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt), part of the present day Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, former county in Southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. They were descended from Saint Cuthbert of Landisfarne in Northumberland. The name Kirkcudbright literally means "Cuthbert's Church.".

Important Dates for the Cuthbert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cuthbert research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1466, 1640, and 1778 are included under the topic Early Cuthbert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cuthbert Spelling Variations

Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Cuthbert has been spelled Cuthbert, Cudbert, Cuthberd, Cudberd, Cuthburst, Cuthburt, Cudburt and many more.

Early Notables of the Cuthbert family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cuthbert family to Ireland

Some of the Cuthbert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cuthbert migration to the United States

The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

Cuthbert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Alexander Cuthbert and his daughter Elizabeth settled in Barbados in 1678
Cuthbert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joe Cuthbert, who settled in Georgia in 1735
  • John Cuthbert, who landed in Georgia in 1735 [1]
  • George Cuthbert, who arrived in Georgia in 1765 [1]
  • James Cuthbert, who landed in Georgia in 1770 [1]
  • David Cuthbert, aged 19, who landed in Maryland in 1774 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Cuthbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Cuthbert, aged 40, who landed in New York in 1802 [1]
  • Fanny Cuthbert, aged 12, who landed in New York, NY in 1804 [1]
  • George, Ann, Joseph and Fanny Cuthbert, who arrived in New York State in 1804
  • Ann Cuthbert, aged 13, who arrived in New York, NY in 1804 [1]
  • William Cuthbert, who landed in America in 1806 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cuthbert migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cuthbert Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Jason Cuthbert U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]

Cuthbert migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Cuthbert Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Cuthbert, a tailor, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Mary Ann Cuthbert, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ganges" in 1839 [3]
  • John Cuthbert, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]
  • James Cuthbert, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola" [5]
  • Benjamin Cuthbert, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Standard" [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cuthbert migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Cuthbert Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Cuthbert, Australian settler travelling from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia aboard the ship "Bee" arriving in New Zealand in 1833 [7]
  • Mrs. Cuthbert, Australian settler travelling from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia aboard the ship "Bee" arriving in New Zealand in 1833 [7]
  • Charles William Cuthbert, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842
  • Mr. Jacob Cuthbert, British settler arriving as Detachment of the Royal New Zealand Fencibles travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Sir George Symour" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 26th November 1847 [8]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Cuthbert née Lynch, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Sir George Symour" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 26th November 1847 [8]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cuthbert (post 1700)

  • Edgar Edward "Ned" Cuthbert (1845-1905), American professional baseball player
  • John Alfred Cuthbert (1788-1881), American politician, soldier and lawyer
  • Kevin Cuthbert (b. 1982), Scottish goalkeeper
  • Scott Cuthbert (b. 1987), Scottish professional footballer
  • Elizabeth Alyse "Betty" Cuthbert AM MBE (1938-2017), Australian athlete, four-time Olympic champion, inducted as a Legend in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame in 2000
  • Alan William Cuthbert FRS FBPhS FMedSci (1932-2016), British pharmacologist, Fellow of University College London, Master of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (1999–2005)
  • Elisha Ann Cuthbert (1982-2012), Canadian film and television actress, known for her role as Kim Bauer on the hit series 24
  • Vice Admiral Sir John John Wilson Cuthbert KBE CB DL (1902-1987), Royal Navy officer, Flag Officer of Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • Major-General Gerald James Cuthbert CB, CMG (1861-1931), British Army officer
  • Alex Cuthbert (b. 1990), Wales international rugby union player
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Cuthbert family

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Albert T Cuthbert (b. 1916), English Corporal serving for the Royal Marine from Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [9]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OSCEOLA / ASCEOLA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Osceola-Asceola.htm
  6. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STANDARD 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1852.shtml.
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
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