Cutler Family History

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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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Cutler Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cutler name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Cutler Family Origin

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Cutler Family Occupations

What did your Cutler ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cutler occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Cutler's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Cutler family was Bricklayer. Labourer, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cutler.

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  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer


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

Cutler Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Cutler Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cutler 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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