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Origins Available: Borderlands, Scottish
Where did the Borderlands Rutherford family come from? What is the Borderlands Rutherford family crest and coat of arms? When did the Rutherford family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Rutherford family history?The name Rutherford comes from the proud Boernician clans of the Scottish-English border region. The Rutherford family lived in the Parish of Maxton, where Rutherford was a town, near Roxburghshire. The place name Rutherford is derived from the Old English words "hryder" meaning "cattle" and "ford," which is "a shallow part of a river."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rutherford, Rutterford, Rudderford, Rudford and others.
First found in the Parish of Maxton, town of Rutherford, county Roxburghshire. The first bearers of Rutherford on record were two knights: Gregory and Nicholas de Rutherford.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rutherford research. Another 533 words(38 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1215, 1249, 1285, 1296, 1361, 1411, 1413, 1451, 1493, 1448, 1580, 1664, 1st , 1600 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Rutherford History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 85 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rutherford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Rutherford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rutherford Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Rutherford Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Rutherford Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nec sorte, nec fato
Motto Translation: Neither by chance nor destiny.
The Rutherford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rutherford Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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