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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.

Ruther Early Origins



The surname Ruther was first found in the Netherlands.

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Ruther Spelling Variations


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Ruther Spelling Variations



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

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Ruther Early History


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Ruther Early History



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.

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Ruther Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ruther Early Notables (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...

Another 91 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ruther Notables 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:

Ruther Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Ruther, who arrived in America in 1654-1679

Ruther Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Jacob Ruther, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752

Ruther Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Conrad Ruther, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Johann Christ Ruther, who arrived in Texas in 1844

Ruther Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruther (post 1700)


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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
  • L. Ruther, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1964

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ruther Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruther 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 4 November 2015 at 09:40.

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