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  • Abigail Tuttle (1723 - 1805)
  • Abigail Varney (1735 - 1793)
    The New England historical and genealogical register, Volume 8 By New England Historic Genealogical Society* born February 25, 1735 m. Nathan Varney.
  • Abigail Warner (1673 - 1756)
    The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the de...
  • Alvin Jackson Tuttle (1916 - 1994)
    Alvin Jackson Tuttle BIRTH 10 Jan 1916 DEATH 10 Feb 1994 (aged 78) BURIAL La Rosa Cemetery Woodsboro, Refugio County, Texas, USA Show Map MEMORIAL ID 14656116 · View Source MEMORIAL PHOTOS 2 FLOWERS 0...
  • Andrew Hull Tuttle (1776 - 1845)
    Andrew Hull Tuttle BIRTH 16 Mar 1776 New Haven County, Connecticut, USA DEATH 18 Feb 1845 (aged 68) BURIAL Littlejohn Methodist Church Cemetery Gamewell, Caldwell County, North Carolina, USA MEMORIAL ...

About the Tuttle surname


Ranking among the foremost of New England families, but belonging inseparably to the history and development of Connecticut s the" Tuttle family. Branches of the ancient English family, however, were established throughout the New England Colonies in the early part of the seventeenth century. None of these have attained the distinction and note of the Connecticut Tuttles. Scions of the house have wielded large power in the industrial and commercial growth of Connecticut, and have achieved notable ]ilaees in the jn-ofessions and in the divine calling. The early Tuttle family played a prominent part in the public life of the Connecticut Colony, and the name is found with great frequency in important places in early Colonial registers. The early Tuttles were leaders of men. and later generations have not relinguished the prestige of the early family. The Tuttles of today are an honored and notable race.

The surname Tuttle is of most remote antiquity, and its origin has been traced to the god Thoth or Toth on the Lower Nile in Egypt, vestiges of whose worship some antiquarians believe to have existed in early p]ngland. This would naturally give rise to numerous places dedicated to the worship of the god. At all events, we find throughout England "Totehills," which at the date of authentic history were hills with a good lookout against the enemy's approach. The eminent authority. Charles Wareing Bardsley. in his "Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames." states the origin of the surname to have been in the ancient Totehill, and makes no mention of an earlier origin in the worship of Thoth. In support of this, he draws attention to the fact that we still use the verb "tout" or "toat" in the sense of spying about. When the adoption of surnames spread over England. Toathill. Tootle, Tothill, Tootol, Tottle, Tootehill, Tuthill, Toutill and Tuttle appeared as surnames which had their origin in the place name "Totehill" and we find instances of the name in the very early registers. The first appearance of the name in Colonial America is in the year 1635. Numerous immigrants left the mother country and were" the founders of large families.