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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)


Carruth Early Origins



The surname Carruth 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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Carruth Spelling Variations


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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.

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Carruth Early History


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Carruth Early History



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.

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Carruth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carruth Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Carruth In Ireland


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Carruth In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Carruth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carruth (post 1700)


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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
  • Clarence E. Carruth (d. 1912), American Republican politician, Mayor of Cohoes, New York, 1912
  • Michael Carruth (b. 1967), southpaw Irish Olympic boxer

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Suggested Readings for the name Carruth


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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.

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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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See Also


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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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Carruth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carruth 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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