Cutshall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Cutshall came from a baptismal name meaning the son of Cuthbert. [1]

Early Origins of the Cutshall family

The surname Cutshall 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 Cutshall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cutshall 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 Cutshall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cutshall Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cutshall family name include Cutts, Cutt, Cut, Cuts, Cuttes, Cutte and others.

Early Notables of the Cutshall 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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United States Cutshall migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cutshall surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Cutshall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Cora M Cutshall, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • William Cutshall, aged 22, who immigrated to America, in 1919
  • William L. Cutshall, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1919
  • R. Cutshall, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1920

Contemporary Notables of the name Cutshall (post 1700) +

  • Robert Dewees "Cutty" Cutshall (1911-1968), American jazz trombonist
  • Sherman Cutshall, American politician, Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1917-21 [3]
  • John Cutshall, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928 [3]


  1. ^ Lowe, 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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