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Where did the Scottish McCutchen family come from? What is the Scottish McCutchen family crest and coat of arms? When did the McCutchen family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McCutchen family history?

In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the McCutchen family were born. Their name comes from Hugh or from the Old French word Huchon.


In various documents McCutchen 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.

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCutchen 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 McCutchen History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 73 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCutchen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the McCutchen 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.


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 McCutchen or a variant listed above include:

McCutchen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R B McCutchen, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850


  • Daniel Thomas McCutchen (b. 1982), American baseball pitcher
  • Andrew Stefan McCutchen (b. 1986), American professional baseball outfielder
  • Monty McCutchen (b. 1966), American professional basketball referee
  • Paul McCutchen (b. 1962), Irish professional footballer


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.


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The McCutchen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCutchen 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 6 June 2014 at 18:12.

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