Show ContentsCuts History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Cuts comes from a baptismal name meaning the son of Cuthbert. [1]

Early Origins of the Cuts family

The surname Cuts was first found in Lincolnshire where Cutus de Lincoln was listed in the Hundreorum Rolls of 1273. Over one hundred years later some of the family were found in Yorkshire where the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list; Radulphus Cutte; Willelmus Cutte, 1319; and Johannes Cuttesone as all holfing lands there at that time. [2]

Early History of the Cuts family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cuts research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1633, 1610, 1613, 1681, 1646, 1634, 1670, 1646, 1604, 1640, 1661, 1707 and 1670 are included under the topic Early Cuts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cuts Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Cuts has appeared include Cutts, Cutt, Cut, Cuts, Cuttes, Cutte and others.

Early Notables of the Cuts family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include John Cutt (1613-1681) Welsh-born merchant and mill owner who emigrated to New Hampshire in 1646, first President of the Province of New Hampshire; Sir John Cutts, 1st Baronet (c. 1634-1670) of Childerley in the County of Cambridge originally from Thaxted, Essex; Lord Cutts of Gowran, the gallant companion in arms of the Duke of Marlborough; and Sir John Cutts (died 1646), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1604 and 1640. Lieutenant-General John Cutts, 1st Baron...
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Migration of the Cuts family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cuts arrived in North America very early: Richard Cutt who settled in Portsmouth New Hampshire in 1630; Roger Cutts settled in Virginia in 1635.

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) on Facebook