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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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Where is the Cutter family from?

You can see how Cutter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cutter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cutter families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 93 Cutter families living in Massachusetts. This was about 34% of all the recorded Cutter's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Cutter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cutter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cutter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cutter. 15% of Cutter men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Cutter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cutter were Clerk and Secretary.

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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
    15%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Secretary
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Cutter. 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 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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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.

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