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There seems little doubt that this family name originated in the British Isles, probably in several different instances. Probably like numerous other surnames, it originated as a "place" nameŅin this case from a hill or observation or look outŅa Tot-Hill, Tut-Hill, etc., said by some to come from the old Saxon word "teotan" meaning "to look out". There were numerous places in England called Tothill or Tuthill as early as the 10th or 11th centuries. As with names and ordinary words, the spelling varied greatly in the British Isles in the early centuries and indeed in America during the colonial period. It had only begun to standardize mainly to TUTTLE or TUTHILL in the later decades of the 18th century.

Thomas was probably born ca 1506. He was assessed for subsidy in Woodford November 10, 1544. He was a witness to the wills of Robert Crosse, 1524, Robert Pashler, 1538, Sir William Longe, 1541, Elizabeth Whitbred, 1552, and Richard Lyncoln, 1545. Thomas resided in Holcot and Woodford, Northampton county, England. The name of his wife is not known.

 

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