The Cutler Family History Project

The Cutler Family History Project

Monday, September 19, 2011

Cutler Crest and Name history

The name Cutler came originally from the Old French "Cotelier," or knife-maker. It's use as a surname is of AngloSaxon origin. Because names were spelled phonetically, different spellings were used including Cutlere, Cuttler, Coutler, Coutlere, Coutlar, Cutlar, Cutlur, Cutlare, Cuttlar, Cuttlure, Couttler, Couttlere, etc.

The first record of the name comes from London, England, in roughly 1212, from Ralph and Peter Cutler who had land in that area. The Cutlers moved into Yorkshire, and some even up to Scotland. Most Cutlers still in England live in Suffolk in the present day.

Around the time of Cromwell (16th/17th century), many Cutlers moved to Ireland and the New World. Many Cutlers moved to America, Canada, and even Barbados.


  1. name is adam cutler and im from kenosha wisconsin.My dad has a scroll he had gotten from his dad.It's a brief family history and the image of the crest on top matches your image here exactly.i've been doing a bit of research myself and i came across your page here,and figured i'd leave a comment.i dont know if i'd be able to help you at all but i'm very much interested in my family history and would like to earn email address is