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Early Origins of the Mutter family

The surname Mutter was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they were they had been anciently seated on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Scotland in Edinburgh where Adam and Henry Multrar were burgesses in 1344. Moving westward they acquired territories in Ayrshire. John Multrar held a charter on the marches of Kirkness and Loucher in 1395.

Early History of the Mutter family

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Mutter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Multrar, Multar, Mutter, Muter, Mutar, Multer, Muter, Mutterer and many more.

Early Notables of the Mutter family (pre 1700)

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Mutter Ranking

In the United States, the name Mutter is the 10,862nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Mutter migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mutter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michel Mutter, aged 35, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845 [2]
  • Bernhardt Mutter, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1895
Mutter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Emile E. E. Mutter, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Anna Mutter, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Albert Mutter, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States, in 1914

Australia Mutter migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mutter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Mutter, (b. 1815), aged 26, English convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for 14 years for larceny, transported aboard the "David Clarke" on 3rd June 1841, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1852 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mutter (post 1700) +

  • Scott Mutter (1944-2008), American photographer
  • Carol A. Mutter (b. 1945), retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant general, the first woman in the history of the United States Armed Forces to be appointed to a three-star grade
  • Thomas D. Mutter, American politician, U.S. Consul in Dresden, 1856-59 [4]
  • Edda Mutter (b. 1970), German alpine skier at the 1994 Winter Olympics
  • Stefan Mutter (b. 1956), Swiss professional road bicycle racer
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter (b. 1963), German two-time Grammy Award winning violinist

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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)
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 3rd June 2021). Retrieved from
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook