Cuthen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Cuthen was formed. The name was derived from Cuthbert in the patronymic form where it was used as son of Cutt.

Early Origins of the Cuthen family

The surname Cuthen was first found in Norfolk. The Cowden variant come from Cowden, a small village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent.

Important Dates for the Cuthen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cuthen research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1550 and 1595 are included under the topic Early Cuthen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cuthen Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cuthen include Cutting, Cudden, Cudding, Cuttin, Cutten, Cuttan, Cuddan, Cuddin, Cuddon, Cuding, Cuting, Cuden, Cutin, Cutine, Cudan, Cudane, Coudan, Couding, Coutting, Coutten, Couttan, Couttin, Cutton and many more.

Early Notables of the Cuthen family (pre 1700)

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Cuthen migration to the United States

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cuthen were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Cuthen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adam Cuthen, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]

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)
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