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The name Caruthers was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Caruthers 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)


Caruthers Early Origins



The surname Caruthers 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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Caruthers Spelling Variations


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Caruthers 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. Caruthers has appeared as Carruthers, Carothers, Carouthers, Carrothers, Carruther, Carruthirs, Carruthers, Carrutherys, Cridders, Gridders and many more.

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Caruthers Early History


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Caruthers Early History



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

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Caruthers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Caruthers Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Caruthers In Ireland


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Caruthers In Ireland



Some of the Caruthers 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



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:

Caruthers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Caruthers, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Jane Caruthers, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • John Caruthers, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • M Caruthers, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Thomas Caruthers, who landed in New York in 1825

Caruthers Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Caruthers, aged 23, a sawyer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Thomas Caruthers, aged 23, a sawyer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland
  • John Caruthers, aged 21, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Caruthers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Caruthers (post 1700)



  • Edward J. "Ed" Caruthers (b. 1945), American gold and silver medalist athlete who competed mainly in the men's high jump
  • Robert Looney Caruthers (1800-1882), distinguished American attorney and politician
  • Samuel Caruthers (1820-1860), U.S. Representative from Missouri
  • Douglas "Jimmy" Caruthers (1945-1975), American racecar driver
  • Robert Lee Caruthers (1864-1911), American right-handed pitcher and right fielder

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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. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Caruthers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caruthers 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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