Clutterbuck Surname Origin
(Teutonic) This name is said to be a 16th century importation from the Low Countries, in which case the second element may represent the Dutch beek, 'a brook,' and the first the Dutch klateren, 'to clatter.' If, however, not local the name may be a nickname for a roysterer or spark, the second element then being the Dutch bok, 'a buck.' Judging by the form Clutterbooke, found in A.D. 1585, the latter is probably the true etymology.
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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