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About the study
The name MUTUM is a relatively small study. My main area of research centres around Brandon in Suffolk and Kilverstone in Norfolk and the Mutum name is to be found mainly around the Suffolk/Norfolk border within 15 miles of Thetford.
There is a small branch in the north of England, although they originate from Suffolk. The name can be found in 16th and 17th century records in other parts of Suffolk. There are some MUTUM families in the USA, one of which originated in Suffolk, England and the name is also to be found in India.
I do not know much yet about the origin of the name in England aside from the obvious connection with someone who could not talk or hear perhaps.
There is a large area in Brazil called MUTUM and a bird in that country with the same name. More recently there is a hotel, a rock band and a film called MUTUM.