Cutts History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Cutts family

The surname Cutts 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 Cutts family

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Cutts Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cutts were recorded, including Cutts, Cutt, Cut, Cuts, Cuttes, Cutte and others.

Early Notables of the Cutts 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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Cutts Ranking

In the United States, the name Cutts is the 11,250th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]


United States Cutts migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Cutts family emigrate to North America:

Cutts Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Roger Cutts, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Roger Cutts, aged 20, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [4]
  • William Cutts, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [4]
  • Susanna Cutts, who landed in Virginia in 1662 [4]
  • John Cutts, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Cutts Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael, Cutts Jr., aged 17, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [4]
Cutts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Richard D Cutts, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [4]

Australia Cutts migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Cutts Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Cutts, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • Mr. William Cutts, English convict who was convicted in Derby, Derbyshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Caledonia" in 19th June 1822, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [6]
  • Mr. Robert Cutts, (b. 1804), aged 22, British Convict who was convicted in Essex, England for life for stealing, transported aboard the "Earl St Vincent" on 20th April 1826, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [7]
  • Mr. John Cutts, British convict who was convicted in Northampton, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 29th September 1831, settling in New South Wales, Australia [8]
  • Mr. William Cutts, British Convict who was convicted in Essex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 5th November 1835, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land)1836 [9]

New Zealand Cutts migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Cutts Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Cutts, Cornish settler travelling from Launceston aboard the ship "Thomas Lord" arriving in New Zealand in 1849 [10]
  • Mr. Peter Cutts, (b. 1840), aged 23, British ploughman travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lancashire Witch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 13th October 1863 [11]
  • Mrs. Betsy Cutts, (b. 1841), aged 22, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lancashire Witch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 13th October 1863 [11]
  • Alfred Cutts, aged 29, a gardener, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Matilda Cutts, aged 24, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cutts (post 1700) +

  • Evan Cutts (b. 1990), American mixed martial artist
  • Oliver Frost Cutts (1873-1939), American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator
  • Marsena Edgar Cutts (1833-1883), American politician, lawyer and teacher from Iowa
  • Wilbur F. Cutts, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Clark County, 1902 [12]
  • Richard Cutts (1771-1845), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Massachusetts State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1801-13 [12]
  • Marsena Edgar Cutts (1833-1883), American Republican politician, Member of Iowa State House of Representatives, 1861; Member of Iowa State Senate, 1864; U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1881-83 [12]
  • Charles E. Cutts, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 35th District, 1872-74, 1879 [12]
  • Charles Cutts (1769-1846), American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Legislature; U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1810-13, 1813-15 [12]
  • Allen Sherod Cutts (d. 1896), American politician, Mayor of Americus, Georgia, 1874-75, 1877-78, 1893-96 [12]
  • Patricia Cutts (1926-1974), English film and television actress
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 30th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/caledonia
  7. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th September 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/earl-st-vincent
  8. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 12th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1831
  9. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 28th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1835
  10. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  11. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  12. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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