In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides
islands, the ancestors of the MacCutchan family were born. Their name comes from Hugh
or from the Old French word Huchon.
Early Origins of the MacCutchan family
The surname MacCutchan was first found in Argyllshire
(Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland
corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute
, 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 MacCutchan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacCutchan research.Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1694, 1746, 1659, 1740, 1713, 1727 and are included under the topic Early MacCutchan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacCutchan Spelling Variations
In various documents MacCutchan has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations
. Hutcheson, Hutchison, Huchison, MacCutcheon, MacHutcheon, MacCutchin, MacCutchan, MacCutchen, MacCutchon and many more.
Early Notables of the MacCutchan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacCutchan family to Ireland
Some of the MacCutchan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacCutchan family to the New World and Oceana
The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan
societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name MacCutchan or a variant listed above include: John Hutchison settled in New Jersey in 1685; Robert Hutchison settled in New England
in 1685; David and Nancy Hutchison arrived in New England
The MacCutchan Motto
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: Memor esto
Motto Translation: Be mindful.