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Early Origins of the Routlidge family

The surname Routlidge was first found in Cumberland, at Routledge where three eminent historians claimed the place at one time existed. [1] [2] [3]

"Lower, Bardsley, and Harrison say this name is from Routledge in Cumberland, but I cannot find the place. It is not in Sedgefield's Place-names of Cumberland and Westmorland. The surname is more English than Scottish, though several of the name are early found north of the Border. " [4]

Early History of the Routlidge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Routlidge research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1483, 1494, 1528, 1537, 1628, 1643, 1713, 1715, 1739, 1743, 1750, 1762, 1772, 1779, 1782, 1794, 1795, 1800, 1812, 1827, 1833, 1836, 1837, 1841, 1843, 1888 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Routlidge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Routlidge Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rutledge, Routlege, Routlidge, Routledge, Rutlidge and many more.

Early Notables of the Routlidge family

Notable amongst the family at this time was John Rutledge (1739- 1800), an American Founding Father, politician, and jurist, 2nd Chief Justice of the United States (1795), 31st Governor of South Carolina (1779-1782), son of Irish immigrant John Rutledge Sr. (1713-1750), a physician. James or John James Rutledge (1743-1794), Scottish publicist, was the grandson of an Irish Jacobite who settled in France, and was son of Walter Rutledge (d. 1779), a banker and shipowner at Dunkirk, who assisted the Pretender in his expedition of 1715, and was consequently created a Baronet by him. James accordingly styled himself 'chevalier' or 'baronet.' Born, probably...
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Ireland Migration of the Routlidge family to Ireland

Some of the Routlidge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 84 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Canada Routlidge migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Routlidge Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • William and Sarah Routlidge who settled in Nova Scotia with two children in 1774

Australia Routlidge migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Routlidge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Alexander Routlidge, English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Baring" in December 1818, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [5]


  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  4. 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)
  5. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/baring


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