The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Jutt came from the names Judd
which are pet forms of the personal name Jordan.
These names are derived from Jurd,
a common abbreviation of Jordan,
and feature the common interchange of voiced and voiceless final consonants.
Early Origins of the Jutt family
The surname Jutt was first found in Hertfordshire
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.
Early History of the Jutt family
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Jutt Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Jutt family name include Judd, Judson and others.
Early Notables of the Jutt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jutt family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Jutt surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Herbert Judd settled in Virginia in 1635; Christopher and Elizabeth Judd settled in Virginia in 1742; Thomas Judd settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1630.