McCutchen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the McCutchen family

The surname McCutchen was first found in Glasgow where James Huchonsone held a land in 1454. "John Huchonson was admitted burgess of Aberdeen, 1466, George Huchunson, burgess of Glasgow in 1471 reappears as George Hucheson in following year. Thom Huchonson had a precept of remission for his share in burning Lochfergus, 1488, and Robert Huchonsone, 'sangster and master of the organis' in Aberdeen is referred to again in 1496 as Huchosone and Huchonsoun." [1]

Further to the south in England, the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379 proved to have a variety of early spellings like their Scottish ancestors, specifically Isota Huchonson and Willelmus Hugchonson. "The last two are placed together, no doubt brother and sister: Mathew Huchonson and Johannes Huchesson." [2]

"In the 17th century the Hutchinsons held property around the city of Durham; at that time they were the most numerous and respectable of the yeomanry of the village of Bishop Middleham, but in the 18th century many of them migrated to Stockton and Whitton in the same county." [3]

Early History of the McCutchen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCutchen research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1497, 1504, 1521, 1624, 1639, 1641, 1580, 1639, 1589, 1641, 1694, 1746, 1694, 1702, 1659, 1740, 1713, 1727 and are included under the topic Early McCutchen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McCutchen Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the McCutchen family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan from early times was George Hutcheson (1580?-1639), of Lambhill, Lanarkshire, joint-founder with his younger brother Thomas [q.v.], of Hutcheson's Hospital, Glasgow, was the son of John Hutcheson, an old rentaller under the bishops of Glasgow in the lands of Gairdbraid. [4] Thomas Hutcheson (1589-1641), was a joint-founder with his elder brother George [q.v.] of Hutcheson's Hospital, Glasgow, followed, like his brother, the profession of public writer, and was keeper of the register of sasines of the regality of Glasgow and district. [4] The Rev. Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746), was an Irish philosopher from a family of Scottish Presbyterians...
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Ireland Migration of the McCutchen family to Ireland

Some of the McCutchen 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.


United States McCutchen migration to the United States +

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 [5]
  • Minnie McCutchen, aged 25, originally from Liverpool, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Britannic" from Liverpool, England [6]
  • Maria McCutchen, aged 39, who arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "City of Rome" from Glasgow, Scotland [7]
McCutchen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Margaret McCutchen, aged 38, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Rotterdam" from Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France [8]
  • H. L. McCutchen, who arrived in New York in 1920 from Manila, Philippines [9]

Contemporary Notables of the name McCutchen (post 1700) +

  • Daniel Thomas McCutchen (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball pitcher who has played since 2009
  • Andrew Stefan McCutchen (b. 1986), nicknamed "Cutch," an American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Monty McCutchen (b. 1966), American professional basketball referee
  • Paul McCutchen (b. 1962), Irish professional footballer


The McCutchen 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.


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  4. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65D-YMR : 6 December 2014), Minnie McCutchen, 19 Mar 1892; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Britannic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXWP-LYD : 6 December 2014), Maria McCutchen, 01 Jun 1897; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name City of Rome, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Y-TZD : 6 December 2014), Margaret McCutchen, 18 Dec 1919; citing departure port Boulogne-Sur-Mer, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  9. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XZ-6N5 : 6 December 2014), H. L. McCutchen, 20 Aug 1920; citing departure port Manila, Philippines, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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