Cuthbertson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The age-old tribe of the Strathclyde Britons of the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first people to use the name Cuthbertson. It is derived from an Old English personal name meaning bright champion.

Early Origins of the Cuthbertson family

The surname Cuthbertson 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 Cuthbertson family

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

Cuthbertson Spelling Variations

In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Cuthbertson has appeared as Cuthbert, Cudbert, Cuthberd, Cudberd, Cuthburst, Cuthburt, Cudburt and many more.

Early Notables of the Cuthbertson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cuthbertson family to Ireland

Some of the Cuthbertson 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.

Cuthbertson migration to the United States

The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. Among them:

Cuthbertson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Cuthbert Cuthbertson, who sailed in the "Ann" and landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621
  • Cuthbert Cuthbertson, who landed in Massachusetts in 1623 [1]
Cuthbertson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Cuthbertson, who landed in Delaware in 1751 [1]
  • William Lewen Cuthbertson, who arrived in America in 1760-1763 [1]
  • William Cuthbertson, who arrived in Jamaica in 1761
  • John Cuthbertson, who settled in New England in 1761
  • Ralph Cuthbertson, who landed in America in 1795-1798 [1]
Cuthbertson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Cuthbertson, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1813
  • James Cuthbertson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817 [1]
  • Daniel Cuthbertson, who landed in New York, NY in 1841 [1]

Cuthbertson migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cuthbertson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Miss M Cuthbertson, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Cuthbertson 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:

Cuthbertson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Hugh Cuthbertson, Scottish settler travelling from Clyde aboard the ship "Robert Henderson" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 5th October 1861 [2]
  • Mrs. Cuthbertson, Scottish settler travelling from Clyde aboard the ship "Robert Henderson" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 5th October 1861 [2]
  • George Cuthbertson, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875
  • J. James Cuthbertson, aged 24, a ploughman, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Mary Cuthbertson, aged 17, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

Contemporary Notables of the name Cuthbertson (post 1700)

  • John Cuthbertson FRSE (1859-1933), Scottish teacher in the fields of both mining and agriculture, father of David Paton Cuthbertson
  • James Lister Cuthbertson (1851-1910), Scottish-born, Australian poet and schoolteacher
  • Sir David Paton Cuthbertson (1900-1989), Scottish biochemist and nutritionist from Kilmarnock
  • Iain Cuthbertson (1930-2009), Scottish character actor, Rector of the University of Aberdeen (1975 to 1978)
  • Catherine Cuthbertson (1775-1842), English novelist in London, known for her works Romance of the Pyrenees (1803), Forest of Montalbano (1810) and The Countercharm (1813)
  • George Cuthbertson (1898-1969), Canadian artist, researcher and author from Toronto
  • Allan Cuthbertson (1920-1988), Australian actor, best known for his roles in The Guns of Navarone (1961) and Room at the Top (1959)
  • William Cuthbertson (b. 1902), British bronze medalist flyweight boxer at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • John Cuthbertson (1834-1882), New Zealand politician in Parliament (1873 to 1875), Mayor of Invercargill (1876 to 1877)
  • Adam Cuthbertson (b. 1985), Australian rugby league player

Historic Events for the Cuthbertson family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. James Cuthbertson, British Engine Room Artificer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [3]

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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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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