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The surname Deruiter corresponds to the French Chevalier, the German Ritter and the English Knight, each of which is derived from the feudal rank of knighthood. Deruiter comes from the Dutch word "ruiten" meaning to "plunder" or "loot" and was originally applied to highwaymen. However, the word came to be used to denote any mounted warrior or armed horseman.

Deruiter Early Origins



The surname Deruiter was first found in the Netherlands.

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Deruiter Spelling Variations


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Deruiter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ruiter, Ruyter, Ruijter, Deruyter, Deruiter, Rüters, Rüther and many more.

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Deruiter Early History


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Deruiter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deruiter research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1649, 1683, 1570, 1620, 1811, 1649, 1683, 1607, 1676, 1635 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Deruiter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deruiter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deruiter Early Notables (pre 1700)



From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Engel Michielszoon de Ruyter (1649-1683), a Dutch vice-admiral; and Michael Adriaanszoon de Ruyter (1607-1676) the Dutch naval commander, born in Flushing. He went to sea as a cabin boy, and by 1635 had become a captain in the...

Another 91 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deruiter Notables 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:

Deruiter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bart DeRuiter, aged 25, arrived in New York, NY in 1854
  • Hester DeRuiter, aged 37, landed in New York, NY in 1854
  • Pieter DeRuiter, aged 18, arrived in New York, NY in 1854

Deruiter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Augustinus de Ruiter, aged 19, who settled in America from Rilland Bath, in 1904
  • Anna de Ruiter, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Amsterdam, Holland, in 1907
  • Anna Sofia de Ruiter, aged 8, who landed in America from A'dam, Holland, in 1907
  • Eduard de Ruiter, aged 12, who emigrated to the United States from Rotterdam, Holland, in 1911
  • Gerardus de Ruiter, aged 19, who settled in America from Rotterdam, Holland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Deruiter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Deruiter (post 1700)



  • Wesley de Ruiter (b. 1986), Dutch professional footballer
  • Jacob "Job" de Ruiter (b. 1930), Dutch jurist and former politician, Minister of Justice (1977-1982), Minister of Defence (1982-1986)
  • Niels de Ruiter (b. 1983), nicknamed The Excellent Dude, a former Dutch darts player, current director of the Dutch Darts Federation
  • Nol de Ruiter (b. 1940), Dutch football coach and former player
  • Niels de Ruiter (b. 1983), Dutch darts player
  • Jody Maria de Ruiter (b. 1979), Canadian actress
  • Freddy de Ruiter (b. 1969), Norwegian politician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    The Deruiter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deruiter 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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