The surname Tuite came to Ireland
with the Anglo- Norman invasion
of the 12th century. The Gaelic form of the surname Tuite is de Tiúit.
Early Origins of the Tuite family
The surname Tuite was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Thwaite near Erpingham in that shire. Originally of Le Thuit, Eure in the Canton of Les Adnelys, before the Norman Conquest
in 1066, Ralph del Tuit was described as 'the man' of Berenger de Todeni, son of Duke Robert of Normandy
. After the Conquest, Ralph acquired lands from the Abbott of Holme near Erpingham, lands which he called Tuit, recorded in the Domesday Book
in 1086 as Thwaite. However, the family also retained the name Tuite. In 1172 Risteárd de Tiúit (Richard La Tuite) was a member of Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke's Irish invasion force. He built one of the largest Motte and Bailey settlements in Ireland
at Granard in 1199 and rose to become Lord Chief Justice of Ireland.
Early History of the Tuite family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tuite research.Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1588, 1642, 1633, 1661, 1664, 1679, 1677 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Tuite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tuite Spelling Variations
Medieval scribes and church officials spelled the names as they sounded, so a name was often spelled many different ways during the lifetime of a single person. The investigation of the origin of the name Tuite revealed many spelling variations
including Tuit, Tuite, Tute, Tuitum, McRisdeard and others.
Early Notables of the Tuite family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family up to this time was the Tuite Baronetcy, of Sonna (An Sonnach) in the County of Westmeath
which includes: Sir Oliver Tuite, 1st Baronet (c.
1588-1642)... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tuite Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tuite family to the New World and Oceana
experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape the horrific conditions. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families
. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Tuite:
Tuite Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Tuite who landed in Pennsylvania in 1856
- Andrew Tuite, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Tuite Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Cathe. Tuite, aged 20, a laundress, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Tuite (post 1700)
- Jerry Tuite (1966-2003), American professional wrestler
- Gabrielle Tuite (b. 1977), American model and actress, former model on the game show, The Price Is Right
- Kevin Tuite (b. 1954), American full Professor of Anthropology at the Université de Montréal
- John Tuite (b. 1957), American radio sports broadcaster
- Aidan Tuite (b. 1983), Irish Gaelic footballer
- Richard Tuite, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland
- Sir Morgan Morgan Harry Paulet Tuite (1861-1946), 1th Baronet of Sonagh, Irish peer
- Sir Mark Anthony Henry Tuite (1808-1898), 10th Baronet of Sonagh, Irish peer
- Sir Henry Tuite (1708-1765), 6th Baronet of Sonagh, Irish peer
- Sir George George Tuite (1778-1841), 9th Baronet of Sonagh, Irish peer
- ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)