The surname Cutliff belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon
habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. It is thought that this name is derived from one of the following place names: Concliff, county Lancashire
, or Catcliffe, a small hamlet in West Yorkshire
Early Origins of the Cutliff family
The surname Cutliff was first found in Yorkshire
where early records mention Robert de Cundeclif, in the Rotuli Hundredorum
in 1246, Thomas Cunclyff in 1411 in the register of the Freemen in the City of York, as well as Joan Cutloff, in Yorkshire
Early History of the Cutliff family
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Cutliff Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cutcliffe, Cutliff, Cutcliff,Cutclif,Cutliff and many more.
Early Notables of the Cutliff family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cutliff family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Cutcliff, who arrived in Maryland in 1774; as well as Francis, William and Bridget Cutcliffe, who were all recorded in the 1891 Census of Prince Edward Island..
Contemporary Notables of the name Cutliff (post 1700)
- C. L. Cutliff, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State Senate 32nd District, 1973 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Cutliff 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: Fingit premendo
Motto Translation: He builds by discipline.