- Cloutman -
the name (possible derivation)
- From "A Dictionary of British
Surnames" by P.H. Reaney - published by
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1958.
- Enial Clut
- Walter Clut
- 1175 - Pipe Roll- Hereford
- 1207 - Pipe Rolls -
'clu~t' = "patch" (of cloth) patcher, cobbler,
etc. (see CLOUTER)
Adam (le) Clutere
- (Middle English Surnames of Occupation
(M.Lovenbenbrg - Lund 1935) Norfolk.
1301 - Letter
Books of the City of London. Cambridgeshire.
1307 - Court Rolls of the Manor
of Wakefield. Yorkshire Archive Society - R. S.
29, 36, 57, 78.
derivative of Old English 'clu~t'
c.f. Robert le Cloutkeruer
- Pinchbeck Register, ed. Lord Francis Hervey,
1925 - Suffolk "patch-cutter".
possible, but less likely, Old French -
"cloutier" - nail-smith"
1327 - Subsidy
Rolls - Suffolk
1524 - Subsidy Rolls - Suffolk
1568 - Subsidy Rolls - Suffolk
All appearing in 1674
Suffolk Hearth Tax Returns
English: "clouting" - the action of patching,
mending etc. 1382. New English Dictionary. Synonymous
- an alternative for CLOUTER
Devon connections as seen in the tree (qv) our
branch could well have come out of Gloucester,
spreading west, so Walter Clut of 1207 seems a
likely ancestor; especially since Walter
is one of the 'family' names, along with Thomas,
Henry and William.
'Clut-man' = cloth
man (could have been tailor/Taylor). Think of the
old proverb 'Ne'er cast a clout 'til May be out.'
- means - don't take off any articles of winter
clothing until the May blossom (not the month) of
the hawthorn is out.
Mention of a Mrs.
Cloutman in Anya Seton's novel 'The Hearth and
the Eagle' set in Marblehead, Essex County,
Massachusetts USA - there are many Cloutmans in
USA - and are related. The book is about the
exodus of a family from West Country UK.
near Croyde Bay, Woolacombe, Devon (UK) (re-named
thus by the local Council in the not too distant
past). There is said to be a Cloutman Farm near