On the Scottish west coast, the McCutchan family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from Hugh
or from the Old French word Huchon.
Early Origins of the McCutchan family
The surname McCutchan 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 McCutchan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCutchan research.Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1694, 1746, 1659, 1740, 1713, 1727 and are included under the topic Early McCutchan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McCutchan Spelling Variations
In various documents McCutchan 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 McCutchan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCutchan family to Ireland
Some of the McCutchan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 137 words (10 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 McCutchan family to the New World and Oceana
Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence
. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan
societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
McCutchan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William McCutchan, aged 37, who arrived in New York in 1812 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name McCutchan (post 1700)
- Arad McCutchan (1912-1993), American collegiate basketball coach, inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1981, eponym of Arad McCutchan Stadium, Evansville, Indiana
- Eric McCutchan (d. 1991), leading Australian rules football administrator in the Victorian Football League inducted to the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996
The McCutchan 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.