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Carothers Surname History



The first people to use the name Carothers were a family of Strathclyde- Britons who lived in the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from when someone lived in the land of Carruthers in the parish of Middlebie, Dumfriesshire. Interestingly in that area, then name is pronounced "Cridders." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Early Origins of the Carothers family


The surname Carothers was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where by the 12th century the family had become hereditary Stewards of the Annandale district of the border allied to the Bruces and the Stewarts. One of the first records of the name was Simon Carruthers who swore an oath of allegiance to Edward I in 1296. A few years later, John de Carutherys received a charter of the lands of Musfald and Appliltrewayt in 1320. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Early History of the Carothers family


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Carothers Spelling Variations


Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Carothers has appeared as Carruthers, Carothers, Carouthers, Carrothers, Carruther, Carruthirs, Carruthers, Carrutherys, Cridders, Gridders and many more.

Early Notables of the Carothers family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Carothers family to Ireland


Some of the Carothers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Carothers family to the New World and Oceana


The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Carothers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Carothers, who landed in Tennessee in 1773 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Carothers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas B Carothers, aged 21, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Carothers, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Samuel Carothers, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Carothers, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1887 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Carothers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • J.M. Carothers, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Michael Carothers, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Manchester, Eng., in 1908
  • Florence Carothers, aged 21, who landed in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1909
  • Elizabeth Enid Carothers, aged 23, who emigrated to America, in 1910
  • Jane M. B. Carothers, aged 62, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carothers Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Andria Carothers, aged 3, destined for Canada, in 1903

Contemporary Notables of the name Carothers (post 1700)


  • Wallace Hume Carothers (1896-1937), American industrial chemist, inventor and the leader of organic chemistry at DuPont, credited with the invention of nylon and Neoprene
  • Thomas Carothers (b. 1956), American academic, one of the most noted international experts on international democracy support, democratization, and U.S. foreign policy
  • Isaac "Ike" Sims Carothers, American politician, former alderman of the 29th Ward on the far west side of the City of Chicago (1999-2010)
  • Estrella Eleanor Carothers (1882-1957), American zoologist, geneticist, and cytologist known for her work with grasshoppers
  • Donald E. "Crutch" Carothers (1934-2008), American football offensive end who played one season with the Denver Broncos in 1958
  • Robert Carothers (b. 1942), American academic, 10th President of the University of Rhode Island from 1991 to 2009
  • Craig Carothers, American singer-songwriter, best known for his song "Little Hercules," recorded for Trisha Yearwood's 1996 album Everybody Knows which went gold
  • A. J. Carothers (1931-2007), American playwright and television writer, best known for his work with Walt Disney
  • Dennis Carothers Stanfill, American business executive, Rhodes Scholar and philanthropist, CEO of the 20th Century Fox Film Corporation (1971-1981)

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Citations


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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