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Ruther History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Ruther corresponds to the French Chevalier, the German Ritter and the English Knight, each of which is derived from the feudal rank of knighthood. Ruther 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 Ruther family


The surname Ruther was first found in the Netherlands.

Early History of the Ruther family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruther research.
Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1649, 1683, 1570, 1620, 1811, 1649, 1683, 1607, 1676, 1635 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Ruther History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ruther Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Ruiter, Ruyter, Ruijter, Deruyter, Deruiter, Rüters, Rüther and many more.

Early Notables of the Ruther family (pre 1700)


From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Engel Michielszoon de Ruyter (1649-1683), a Dutch vice-admiral; and Michael Adriaanszoon de Ruyter (1607-1676) the Dutch naval commander, born in Flushing. He went to sea as a cabin boy, and by 1635 had become a captain in the...
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Migration of the Ruther family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ruther Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Ruther, who arrived in America in 1654-1679 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Ruther Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Jacob Ruther, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Ruther Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Conrad Ruther, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Johann Christ Ruther, who arrived in Texas in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Ruther Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Ruther, aged 20, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858

Contemporary Notables of the name Ruther (post 1700)


  • Moritz E. Ruther, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1895, 1909, 1910; Socialist Labor Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1903, 1904 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • L. Ruther, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1964 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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