from early times. The family name Rudder appeared on the early census rolls taken by the Kings of Britain, shortly after the
, to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rudder research.Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1775, 1687, 1730, 1720, 1727, 1635, 1698, 1775, 1723, 1724, 1687, 1730, 1719 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Rudder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Distinguished members of the family include John Rutty (1697-1775) a Dublin
Quaker physician and naturalist born in Melksham, Wiltshire; and his cousin, William Rutty M.D. (1687-1730) was an English physician, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society 30 June 1720 and later became second secretary 30 November 1727.
John Rutter ( fl.
1635), was an English poet who belonged to Ben Jonson's latest circle of friends... Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rudder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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: Melitae amor
Motto Translation: Love of Malta.