Origins Available: Dutch, English
feudal rank of knighthood. Ruters 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.
Early Origins of the Ruters family
Early History of the Ruters family
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Ruters Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ruiter, Ruyter, Ruijter, Deruyter, Deruiter, Rüters, Rüther and many more.
Early Notables of the Ruters family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ruters family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Claes Jansen Ruyter, who settled in New York in 1638; Peterje Ruyter, who settled in New York in 1644; Hans Michael Ruiter, who settled in Philadelphia in 1728.
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