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The Anglo-Saxon name Nutt comes from Cnute, a popular name in England in the early Middle Ages. It was popular thanks to the influence of Cnut, a Dane, who became King of England in 1016. Alternatively, it may be of nickname origin, from the Old English word hnutu, which meant brown, and would have been given to someone with a brown complexion. It may be that this is the origin of the English saying "Brown as a nut," used for someone who has spent a lot of time in the sun.

Nutt Early Origins



The surname Nutt was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Nutt Spelling Variations


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Nutt Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Nutt has appeared include Nutt, Nudd, Nutting, Knutt, Nuttman, Nutter and others.

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Nutt Early History


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Nutt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nutt research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1668, 1640, 1653, 1620, 1623, 1623, 1620, 1620, 1656, 1716, 1660, 1722, 1612, 1550, 1600, 1600 and 1987 are included under the topic Early Nutt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nutt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nutt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include John Nutt (1605-1668), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1653; and John Nutt ( fl. 1620-1623), English pirate born in Devon who raided the Newfoundland and western England for three years before his capture by Sir John Eliot in...

Another 229 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nutt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nutt In Ireland


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Nutt In Ireland



Some of the Nutt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Nutt arrived in North America very early:

Nutt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Nutt, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • William Nutt settled in Virginia in 1636
  • Miles Nutt, who arrived in New England in 1637
  • Job Nutt, who landed in Maryland in 1657
  • Jonathan Nutt, who landed in Virginia in 1666
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nutt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Nutt, who landed in New York, NY in 1739
  • James Nutt and his wife Rebecca settled with their three children settled in New York in 1739
  • James Nutt, who landed in New York in 1739
  • John Nutt, who arrived in North Carolina in 1763

Nutt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Nutt, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1818
  • Joseph Nutt, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1822
  • Alexander Nutt, aged 18, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • F Nutt, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Samuel Nutt, who landed in New York in 1869

Nutt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Nutt arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848
  • George Lambert Nutt, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"
  • Emma Nutt, aged 18, a house maid, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Confiance"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nutt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nutt (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Clifford Cameron Nutt (b. 1896), American Vice Commanding General 1st Air Force (1947-1949)
  • Roy Nutt (1930-1990), American computer pioneer, co-founder of Computer Sciences Corporation, co-creator of FORTRAN
  • Amy Ellis Nutt, American co-winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing
  • Cyrus Nutt (1814-1875), American educator, 5th President of Indiana University
  • Haller Nutt (b. 1816), American cotton planter and plantation owner in Mississippi
  • William Nutt (1836-1909), American politician
  • W. Nutt, American politician, Mayor of Clifton, New Jersey, 1950-51
  • Noel B. Nutt, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1874-81
  • Joseph R. Nutt Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1956
  • Joseph R. Nutt, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1932
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Nutt


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Suggested Readings for the name Nutt



  • The Nutt Family through the Years by Merle C. Nutt.

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Nutt Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    11. ...

    The Nutt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nutt 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.

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