Gutter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Gutter is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a person whose profession was the cutter. This surname was an ancient English occupational name that applied to those individuals who cut cloth and sold the pieces.
Early Origins of the Gutter family
The surname Gutter was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Gutter family
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Gutter Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Gutter has appeared include Cutter and others.
Early Notables of the Gutter family (pre 1700)
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Gutter migration to the United States
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Gutter arrived in North America very early:
Typical Gutter Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Gutter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Gutter, who landed in Texas in 1850 
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