Tuttell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Tuttell surname comes from the Old Norse personal name "þorkell," made up of the elements "þórr," or "Thor," name of the Scandinavian god of thunder and "ketill," meaning "a cauldron."

In northern England, the name came directly via Scandinavian settlers, whereas in the South this name arrived with the Normans. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from the Old English expression "tot-hyll" as in "dweller by the look-out hill." [1]

"Many spots are so called in all parts of England. A hill with a good outlook against an enemy's approach." [2]

Early Origins of the Tuttell family

The surname Tuttell was first found in either Toot Hill, Essex; or Tothill, Lincolnshire and Middlesex; or at Tootle Height, Lancashire. The earliest record of the name was Giolber de Totehille, who was listed as a Knight Templar in 1185. [1]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: Custance Totel in Cambridgeshire, 1273; and Roger Tothull in Oxfordshire. Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls list: Johannes de Totehill; Willelmus de Totehill; Johannes de Tutill; Agnes filius Thome de Totehil; and John de Totehill. [2]

Early History of the Tuttell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tuttell research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1587, 1693, 1649 and are included under the topic Early Tuttell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tuttell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Turtle, Tuttle, Tuttall, Tuttell, Tuthill, Tottle, Tottehull, Tootell, Tuthall, Tothill, Toothill, Toutehill and many more.

Early Notables of the Tuttell family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Tuttell family to Ireland

Some of the Tuttell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 86 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Tuttell migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tuttell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Abigail, Ann, Anna, Elizabeth, Isbell, Jo, Joan, Rebecca, Richard, Sarah, Simon, Thomas, and William Tuttell, all, who arrived in New England in 1635
  • Abigall Tuttell, aged 6, who landed in New England in 1635 [3]
  • Ann Tuttell, aged 41, who arrived in New England in 1635 [3]
  • Anna Tuttell, aged 12, who landed in New England in 1635 [3]
  • Elizabeth Tuttell, aged 25, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Tuttell migration to Australia +

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

Tuttell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Robert Tuttell, English convict who was convicted in Suffolk, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Clyde" on 20th August 1830, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  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. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 19th February 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/clyde


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