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In ancient Scotland, Carothers was a Strathclyde-Briton name for someone who 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)


Carothers Early Origins



The surname Carothers was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn 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)

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Carothers Spelling Variations


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Carothers Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Carothers has been spelled Carruthers, Carothers, Carouthers, Carrothers, Carruther, Carruthirs, Carruthers, Carrutherys, Cridders, Gridders and many more.

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Carothers Early History


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Carothers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carothers research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1344, 1429, and 1702 are included under the topic Early Carothers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carothers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carothers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Carothers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carothers In Ireland


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Carothers In Ireland



Some of the Carothers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Carothers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Carothers, who landed in Tennessee in 1773

Carothers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas B Carothers, aged 21, landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Robert Carothers, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Samuel Carothers, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • John Carothers, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1887

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carothers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carothers (post 1700)



  • Craig Carothers, American singer-songwriter, best known for his song "Little Hercules," recorded for Trisha Yearwood's 1996 album Everybody Knows which went gold
  • Robert Carothers (b. 1942), American president of the University of Rhode Island from 1991 to 2009
  • A. J. Carothers (1931-2007), American playwright and television writer, best known for his work with Walt Disney
  • 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

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Motto


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Motto



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: Promptus et fidelis
Motto Translation: Ready and faithful.


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  6. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  11. ...

The Carothers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carothers 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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