Cutshaw History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Cutshaw is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from a baptismal name meaning the son of Cuthbert. [1]

Early Origins of the Cutshaw family

The surname Cutshaw 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 Cutshaw family

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

Cutshaw Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cutshaw has been recorded under many different variations, including Cutts, Cutt, Cut, Cuts, Cuttes, Cutte and others.

Early Notables of the Cutshaw 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...
Another 87 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cutshaw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cutshaw family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cutshaw or a variant listed above: Richard Cutt who settled in Portsmouth New Hampshire in 1630; Roger Cutts settled in Virginia in 1635.


Contemporary Notables of the name Cutshaw (post 1700) +

  • Wilfred Emory Cutshaw (1838-1907), American colonel in the Confederate Army and later city engineer for Richmond, Virginia for 34 years, elected member of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1891
  • George William Cutshaw (b. 1887), American Major League Baseball second baseman who played from 1912 to 1923
  • Mary Ruth Cutshaw, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1996 [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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