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Cutler Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of knives, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French co(u)tel, co(u)teau ‘knife’, Late Latin cultellus, a diminutive of culter ‘plowshare’. Compare Cottle. Americanized spelling of German Kottler or Kattler, which is of uncertain origin. .

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


Similar surnames: Cutter, Cutrer, Butler, Cotler, Cater, Luter, Butner, Culver, Cobler

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Where is the Cutler family from?

You can see how Cutler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cutler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cutler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 101 Cutler families living in Massachusetts. This was about 22% of all the recorded Cutler's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Cutler families in 1840.
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What did your Cutler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cutler. 12% of Cutler men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Cutler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cutler were Clerk and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 157,000 census records available for the last name Cutler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cutler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Cutler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Cutler. For the veterans among your Cutler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cutler lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Cutler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Cutler in 1943 was 25, and 75 in 2004.

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