Cutt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Cutt is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from a baptismal name meaning the son of Cuthbert. [1]

Early Origins of the Cutt family

The surname Cutt 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 Cutt family

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

Cutt Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cutt has undergone many spelling variations, including Cutts, Cutt, Cut, Cuts, Cuttes, Cutte and others.

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

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cutt were among those contributors:

Cutt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Cutt who settled in Portsmouth New Hampshire in 1630
  • John Cutt, who arrived in New England in 1646 [3]
  • Fra Cutt, who landed in Virginia in 1655 [3]
  • William Cutt, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [3]
  • Richard Cutt, who arrived in Portsmouth, NH in 1665 [3]
Cutt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Edward Cutt, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [3]

Canada Cutt migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cutt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Edward Cutt, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
Cutt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mary Cutt, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1830

Contemporary Notables of the name Cutt (post 1700) +

  • John Cutt (1613-1681), Welsh-born, first President of the Province of New Hampshire
  • Rev. Samuel Cutt, Canon of St. Pauls


  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)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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