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Origins Available: Borderlands, Scottish


The name Rotherford comes from the proud Boernician clans of the Scottish-English border region. The Rotherford family lived in the Parish of Maxton, where Rutherford was a town, near Roxburghshire. The place name Rutherford is derived from the Old English words "hryder" meaning "cattle" and "ford," which is "a shallow part of a river."

Rotherford Early Origins



The surname Rotherford was first found in the Parish of Maxton, town of Rutherford, county Roxburghshire. The first bearers of Rotherford on record were two knights: Gregory and Nicholas de Rutherford.

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Rotherford Spelling Variations


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Rotherford Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rutherford, Rutterford, Rudderford, Rudford and others.

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Rotherford Early History


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Rotherford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rotherford research. Another 533 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1215, 1249, 1285, 1296, 1361, 1411, 1413, 1451, 1493, 1448, 1580, 1664, 1st , 1600 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Rotherford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rotherford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rotherford Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Andrew Rutherford (d. 1664), Scottish soldier of fortune, created 1st and only Earl of Teviot by Charles...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rotherford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rotherford In Ireland


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Rotherford In Ireland



Some of the Rotherford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 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:

Rotherford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Rotherford, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Mary Rotherford, who landed in Virginia in 1664

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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: Nec sorte, nec fato
Motto Translation: Neither by chance nor destiny.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Rotherford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rotherford 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 May 2012 at 10:26.

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