Tutty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tutty family

The surname Tutty was first found in Hampshire where Edwin Totti was recorded in the Pipe Rolls of 1200. Later, Robert Totty was registered in the Subsidy Rolls of Yorkshire in 1327 and Thomas Totty was found in the Feet of Fines for Warwickshire 1415-1416. [1]

Conjecturally, they are descended from one of the earliest records of a formal name when a grant was made by Wulfhere, King of the Mercians in 674. Included as his witnesses to the grant was Bishop Totta (Tota), (d. c. 786) Bishop of Selsey, the second most senior ecclesiastic in his kingdom. Evidence of the age of this surname is endorsed by the absolute simplicity of the Coat of Arms of the family.

The name denotes a descendant of the Anglo-Saxon Tota, Totta which are pet forms of one of the Torht- (Old English torht, glorious) names. [2]

While Hampshire was the first record of the family, according to early rolls, Yorkshire proved to be a stronghold later. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included: Beatrix Totty; Willelmus Totty; Johannes Totty; and Robertus Thotte. [3]

Early History of the Tutty family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tutty research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1627, 1837, 1707 and 1555 are included under the topic Early Tutty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tutty Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tottie, Totty, Toty, Totie, Totye, Totta, Tottye and others.

Early Notables of the Tutty family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Elizabeth Tottie of Eccleshall; and James Tutty (or Tuttey) of Brenchley, Kent. He was one of the English Protestant martyrs, better known as one...
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United States Tutty migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tutty Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Tho Tutty, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [4]

Canada Tutty migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tutty Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • William Tutty, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

New Zealand Tutty 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:

Tutty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Tutty, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Tutty, aged 23, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Tutty, aged 18, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842

Contemporary Notables of the name Tutty (post 1700) +

  • Zac Tutty, American actor and cinematographer, known for Ajeet Movie (2019) and Ajeet Movie 2 (2019)
  • Anne Tutty, American actress, known for Trash Cocking (1998)
  • Chris W. Tutty, American producer and actor, known for The Hollywood Way (2019), Tin Star (2017) and TSTG Teaser (2017)
  • Adam Tutty, American manager of Easy Street Records
  • Sam Tutty (b. 1998), English actor and singer, best known for his title role in the West End production of the musical Dear Evan Hansen, winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical in 2020
  • Reverend William Tutty (1715-1754), English Church of England cleric who emigrated to Nova Scotia as a missionary in 1749; he opened St. Paul's Church in Halifax in 1750, and was the first minister (1750-1754)
  • Edward "Roy" Tutty (1930-2019), Australian speed skater who competed in two events at the 1960 Winter Olympics
  • Ian Tutty (b. 1937), Australian bronze medalist rower in the men's double sculls event at the 1960 Summer Olympics
  • Emma Tutty, British executive producer for the series 24 Hours in Police Custody (2014-2015)
  • Jason Tutty, Australian director, known for his work on the Kinne television series in 2014
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ 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)


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