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Early Origins of the Tout family

The surname Tout was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1219 when Richard and William Tutt held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Tout family

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Tout Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tout, Tut, Tutt, Tute, Tutte, Toot, Toote, Toute and others.

Early Notables of the Tout family (pre 1700)

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United States Tout migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tout Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henry Tout, who arrived in New England in 1714 [1]

Australia Tout migration to Australia +

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

Tout Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Tout, Jr. who was convicted in Exeter, Devon, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Circassian" on 4th November 1832, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]
  • Mr. Robert Tout, (Greenslade), English convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for 14 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Eden" on 27th August 1836, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]

New Zealand Tout migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Tout Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Francis Tout, South African settler travelling from Cape Town aboard the ship "Eveline" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 22nd January 1865 [4]
  • William Tout, aged 25, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Schiehallion" in 1872

Contemporary Notables of the name Tout (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Frederick Tout (1855-1929), English historian, a specialist in the medieval period, Professor of History at Owens College, Manchester

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Tout, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales (1941) and survived the sinking [5]

  1. 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)
  2. Convict Records of Australia. Retrieved 8th February 2021 from
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th October 2021). Retrieved from
  4. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from
  5. HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook