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The name Luttrell was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Luttrell family lived in Nottinghamshire. Many people think the name Luttrell was originally derived from the Old French word l'outre which means otter, but others believe the name could have been derived from Lutterell, a place in Normandy.
The surname Luttrell was first found in Lincolnshire where one of the first records of the name was Sir Geoffrey de Luterel I (1160-1222), courtier and confidante of King John. His son, Robert Luttrel was Lord Chancellor of Ireland (1238-1245) and his great grandson Sir Geoffrey Luttrell III (1276-1345) held a family seat at Irnham Hall at Irnham in Lincolnshire. We must also look to Yorkshire for the family's ancient lineage. "In the reigns of Henry I. and Stephen, Sir J. Luttrell (probably a grandson of the Norman warrior) held in capite, the manor of Hoton Pagnel which eventually devolved upon an heiress, who married John Scott, feudal Lord of Calverley, and Steward of the household to the Empress Maud. "  Later, a branch of the family held a family seat at Beskaby in Leicestershire. "The manor of 'Bescoldeby' was held in 1363 by Andrew Luttrell, for Croxton Abbey." 
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Luttrell are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Luttrell include Luttrell, Loteral, Lutteral, Lutterall, Lutterell and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Luttrell research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1518, 1551, 1628, 1666, 1656, 1666, 1490, 1554, 1657, 1732, 1226, 1238, 1420, 1655, 1717, 1713, 1787 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Luttrell History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 175 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Luttrell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Luttrell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 303 words (22 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Luttrell, or a variant listed above:
Luttrell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Luttrell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Luttrell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Quaesita marte tuenda arte
Motto Translation: Things obtained by war must be defended by art.
The Luttrell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Luttrell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
This page was last modified on 16 March 2016 at 14:58.