Routh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Routh family

The surname Routh was first found in Morayshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Routh is a parish, in the union of Beverley, N. division of the wapentake of Holderness in the East Riding of Yorkshire. [1]

Early History of the Routh family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Routh research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1485, 1603, 1695, 1768, 1710, 1694, 1716, 1733 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Routh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Routh Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Randolph, Randolf and others.

Early Notables of the Routh family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Routh family to Ireland

Some of the Routh family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Routh migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Routh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Routh, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1842 [2]
  • William F Routh, who arrived in Brazil in 1866 [2]

Canada Routh migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Routh Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Routh, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774

Contemporary Notables of the name Routh (post 1700) +

  • Brandon Routh (b. 1979), American actor and former fashion model, best known for his starring role in the film Superman Returns (2006)
  • Sir Randolph Isham Routh (1785-1858), English Commissary-General in the army, son of Richard Routh, Chief Justice of Newfoundland, born at Poole, Dorset
  • Martin Joseph Routh (1755-1854), English President of Magdalen College, Oxford, the eldest of the thirteen children of Peter Routh (1726–1802), rector of St. Peter's and St. Margaret's, South Elmham, Suffolk
  • Martha Routh (1743-1817), English Quakeress, youngest child of Henry and Jane Winter of Stourbridge, Worcestershire; on 21 July 1794, she embarked from London on a protracted missionary tour to America
  • Guy Routh (1916-1993), English economist at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Edward Routh FRS (1831-1907), Canadian-born, English mathematician, best known for his work at the University of Cambridge, co-eponym of the Routh–Hurwitz theorem
  • Haviland Routh, Canadian ice hockey player in the late 1800s, winner of two Stanley Cups
  • Jonathan Reginald Surdeval Routh (1927-2008), British humourist


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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