The surname ORCUTT is a fairly rare name. It seems to be based on location rather than occupation.The English base seems to refer to a dweller or a person near the side of a hill or slope. There are several different spelling used with this name. There is ORCUTT, OCUT, ORCUT,ORCHUTE,ORCUTE, and URQUHART. As we know spelling was not as fine a skill as it is today. And the name was also influenced by the country, location and language of people in the area.