Tuttle - Tuthill
Family Origins in England
|Totehyll - Tootill - Tuttell, County Northampton|
The earliest well-researched ancestor of my American Tuttle line is
born around 1506 in County Northampton, England. There are records of scattered
individuals, who may or may not be part of the same line,
as far back as the Domesday Book, a
census of landowners taken in the 11th century.
Among the descendents of Thomas Totehyll are all of the Tuttells who emigrated to America in 1635 on the ship Planter. Connections to the other main lines have not been positively established, but it is likely that Thomas was related in some fashion to the Tuthills of Devonshire.
|Tuthill of Tharston, County Norfolk|
John Tuthill of Saxlingham, County Norfolk, England was the origin of one
of the well-known Tuthill family lines.
His grandson Henry Tuthill
married Alice Gooch about 1606 and had five children.
Two of his sons, John and Henry,
came to Massachusetts' North Shore perhaps as early as 1634,
then joined the settlement at Southold, Long Island, in 1644.
Despite the similarity of names, there is little convincing evidence of a close family connection between the Tuthill's of Norfolk and the Tuttell's of Northampton or the Tuthill's and Tuttle's of Devon.
|Tuthill - Tuttle of Exeter, County Devon|
|The 240-ton barque Angel Gabriel left London, England late in May of 1635, captained by Robert Andrews. After a successful trip to America, it was wrecked 15-Aug-1635 offshore of Pemaquid Point, Maine in "a great storm", perhaps a hurricane. The ship's captain and many of the passengers were rescued, including John Tuttle, born c1618 in Devonshire, England, who later settled in Dover Neck, New Hamsphire. For 150 years, all of the Tuttles in New Hampshire and Maine were descended from him.|