The name of Cutmore is Celtic in origin, arising from the rugged landscape of Wales
. The name is directly derived from when the Cutmore family lived on Cudmore Farm in Bampton, in the county of Devon
. The surname Cutmore belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon
habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Cutmore family
The surname Cutmore was first found in Devon
, 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 Cutmore family
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Cutmore Spelling Variations
surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations
. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh
variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh
surnames came into use. Therefore, scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh
names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic
language of the Welsh
had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations
of particular Welsh
names are very important. The surname Cutmore has occasionally been spelled Cudmore, Cadmore, Cadmoor, Cudmoor, Goodmore, Cudmor, Goodmer, Goodmoir and many more.
Early Notables of the Cutmore family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cutmore family to Ireland
Some of the Cutmore family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 138 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 Cutmore family to the New World and Oceana
In the 1800s and 1900s, many Welsh
families left for North America, in search of land, work, and freedom. Those who made the trip successfully helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Cutmore
Cutmore Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Cutmore, who arrived in Virginia in 1764
- Joshua Cutmore, who settled in Virginia in 1764
Cutmore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Constance Cutmore, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from Edgtaston, England, in 1910
- George H. Cutmore, aged 41, who settled in America from Edgtaston, England, in 1910
- Charlotte Cutmore, aged 43, who landed in America from London, England, in 1916
- Anna Cutmore, aged 57, who settled in America from London, England, in 1919
- Robert Henry Cutmore, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923
Cutmore Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Vincent Cutmore, aged 30, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1915
Contemporary Notables of the name Cutmore (post 1700)
- James Albert "Jim" Cutmore (1898-1985), English first-class cricketer