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The age-old Scottish surname Carruthers was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people. The Carruthers family 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)


Carruthers Early Origins



The surname Carruthers 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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Carruthers Spelling Variations


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Carruthers 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. Carruthers has been spelled Carruthers, Carothers, Carouthers, Carrothers, Carruther, Carruthirs, Carruthers, Carrutherys, Cridders, Gridders and many more.

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Carruthers Early History


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Carruthers Early History



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

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Carruthers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carruthers Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Carruthers In Ireland


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Carruthers In Ireland



Some of the Carruthers 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:

Carruthers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John and Sarah Carruthers arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772

Carruthers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Carruthers arrived in New York in 1804
  • Robert and William Carruthers who arrived in New York in 1804
  • James Carruthers, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1815
  • John Carruthers, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1815
  • Joseph Carruthers, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carruthers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Carruthers arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • Mary Carruthers arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • William Carruthers arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Spartan" in 1849
  • Robert Carruthers, aged 28, a shepherd, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850
  • Robert Carruthers, aged 28, a shepherd, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carruthers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edwin Carruthers landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • George Carruthers landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Carruthers arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Midlothian" in 1859
  • William D. Carruthers arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860
  • Elizabeth Carruthers arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carruthers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carruthers (post 1700)



  • Peter Carruthers (b. 1952), American philosopher
  • Phil Carruthers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2004
  • John F. Carruthers, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1960
  • Jim Carruthers, American Republican politician, Elected Arizona State House of Representatives 5th District 1998
  • Jeff Carruthers, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State Senate 21st District, 2002
  • George Robert Carruthers (b. 1939), African-American inventor and physicist
  • William C Carruthers FRS (1830-1922), Scottish botanist, keeper of the Botanical Department at the Natural History Museum from 1871 to 1895
  • David Carruthers (b. 1957), Scottish CEO of online gambling company BETonSPORTS plc
  • Robert Carruthers (1799-1878), Scottish journalist and writer
  • John Carruthers (1900-1959), English footballer
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Carruthers Historic Events


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Carruthers Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John Carruthers, British Lead Writer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Carruthers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carruthers 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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