Cuyler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Cuyler is Dutch in origin. It is derived from an old Dutch word meaning "crossbowman."

Early Origins of the Cuyler family

The surname Cuyler was first found in Holland, where the ancestral home of the Cuyler family is thought to be located. Since their earliest years, the Cuylers have been prominent in the local affairs of their community, contributing greatly to the development of Dutch society.

Early History of the Cuyler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cuyler research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1637 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Cuyler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cuyler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cuyler, van Cuyler, Cuylaert, van Cuylaert and others.

Early Notables of the Cuyler family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Hendrick Cuyler (b. 1637), the progenitor of the name Cuyler in North America, settling in New Amsterdam...
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cuyler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cuyler Ranking

In the United States, the name Cuyler is the 17,809th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Cuyler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cuyler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hendrick Cuyler, who landed in Albany, NY in 1664 [2]
Cuyler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Cuyler, who arrived in New York, NY in 1839 [2]
  • R M Cuyler, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Canada Cuyler migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cuyler Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William G Cuyler, who arrived in Canada in 1831

Contemporary Notables of the name Cuyler (post 1700) +

  • Stephen Cuyler, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Essex County, 1806-07 [3]
  • Samuel C. Cuyler, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 24th District, 1856-57 [3]
  • Richard A. Cuyler, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Georgia, 1844 [3]
  • Ralph B. Cuyler, American politician, Mayor of Berkley, Michigan, 1933 [3]
  • John L. Cuyler, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Cayuga County, 1842 [3]
  • John Cuyler Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1777-78 [3]
  • Johannes Cuyler (1661-1740), American politician, Mayor of Albany, New York, 1725-26 [3]
  • Jacob Cuyler, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1777 [3]
  • George W. Cuyler, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1876 [3]
  • Abraham Cornelius Cuyler, American politician, Mayor of Albany, New York, 1770-76 [3]
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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