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Scutt Family History

Scutt Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Schutte ‘archer’. English: nickname for a short person from Middle English scut(e) ‘short’ or else for a swift runner from Middle English scut ‘hare’. English: occupational name possibly from Old French escoute ‘scout sentry spy’ a derivative of the verb escouter ‘to listen’. However the word scout does not appear in English before the 16th century and retains the vowel length which would have to be lost to produce the surname Scut(t). The name might also have been confused with Scott .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Shutt, Butt, Slott, Catt, Strutt, Stott, Schott, Escott, Scott, Shott

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Where is the Scutt family from?

You can see how Scutt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scutt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Scutt families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 326 Scutt families living in Sussex. This was about 34% of all the recorded Scutt's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Scutt families in 1891.
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What did your Scutt ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Scutt. 10% of Scutt men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Scutt women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scutt were Cowman and Unpaid Household Duties. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Gardener
    9%
  • Cowman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    2%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Scutt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scutt 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Scutt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Scutt. For the veterans among your Scutt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scutt lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Scutt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Scutt in 1962 was 76, and 69 in 2004.

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