The Futtor family's name is derived from the ancient Norman culture that was established in Britain following the Norman Conquest
of island in 1066. Their name originated with an early member who was a person with remarkable feet.
Nicknames were often used to distinguish a person by a noticeable physical characteristic. In this case the trait may have been very large feet, or feet which were deformed in some way. The name was originally derived from the Old English word fot
which meant foot.
Alternatively, the name could have been derived from a residence, in other words someone who lived at the "foot of a mountain". For the Footman variation, the obvious occupational
origin as a soldier in the infantry applies and not as a domestic servant. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Futtor family
The surname Futtor was first found in Cheshire
where Ernui Fot was listed as an undertenant
in the Domesday Book
. The same reference lists Godwin Fot in Kent
so one can presume that the name was polygenetic.
Early History of the Futtor family
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Futtor Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Futtor include Foote, Foot, Fouts and others.
Early Notables of the Futtor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Futtor family to Ireland
Some of the Futtor family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
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Migration of the Futtor family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Futtors to arrive on North American shores: Paul Foote who landed in Massachusetts in 1620.