Cutter Family History

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Cutter Name Meaning

English: from an agent derivative of Old English cyttan ‘to cut’, possibly applied as an occupational name for a tailor or barber. Americanized form of German Kotter.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Clutter, Cutler, Cotter, Butter, Sutter, Hutter, Nutter, Mutter

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Cutter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cutter name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cutter. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • European Jewish


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Cutter Family Origin

Where is the Cutter family from?

Cutter Family Occupations

What did your Cutter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cutter family was Not Given. The most common Cutter occupation in Canada was Farmer. 18% of Cutter's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerk and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cutter.

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  • Farmer

  • Clerk

  • Black Smith

  • Not Given


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cutter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cutter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 87,000 census records available for the last name Cutter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cutter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Cutter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Cutter. For the veterans among your Cutter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cutter Life Expectancy

What is the average Cutter lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Cutter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Cutter in 1947 was 72, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cutter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cutter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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