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Carruth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



A family of Strathclyde-Briton were the first to use the name Carruth. They 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 Carruth family


The surname Carruth 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 Carruth family


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

Carruth Spelling Variations


In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Carruth has appeared as Carruthers, Carothers, Carouthers, Carrothers, Carruther, Carruthirs, Carruthers, Carrutherys, Cridders, Gridders and many more.

Early Notables of the Carruth family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Carruth family to Ireland


Some of the Carruth 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.

Migration of the Carruth family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Carruth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Carruth, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Bengal Merchant
  • Robert Carruth, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant"
  • Robert Carruth, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840

Contemporary Notables of the name Carruth (post 1700)


  • Arthur J. Carruth Jr. (1887-1962), American leading newspaperman and civic leader in Kansas
  • Paul Ott Carruth, former running back in the American National Football League
  • Jimmy Dawn Carruth (b. 1969), retired American basketball player
  • Sumner Carruth, officer in the volunteer army of the United States during the American Civil War
  • Nathan Carruth (1808-1881), American railroad pioneer
  • Shane Carruth (b. 1972), American film writer, director, editor, producer, actor and musician
  • Hayden Carruth (1921-2008), American poet and literary critic
  • H. P. Carruth, American politician, Delegate to Ohio convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Clarence E. Carruth (d. 1912), American Republican politician, Mayor of Cohoes, New York, 1912 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Michael Carruth (b. 1967), southpaw Irish Olympic boxer

Suggested Readings for the name Carruth


  • From Whence Ye Came: Carruth, Craighead, Davis, Grant, Hawkins, Miller, Mills, Noblitt, Packwood, Tyler, Wood and Related Families by Lela Grant Carruth.

The Carruth 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


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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