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The surname Rutledge was first found in Cumberland, at Routledge where three eminent historians claimed the place at one time existed. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
However, modern maps cannot find the locale.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rutledge research. Another 437 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1483, 1494, 1528, 1537, 1643, 1800, 1749, 1800, 1739, 1800, 1200, 1628 and are included under the topic Early Rutledge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rutledge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Rutledge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rutledge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Rutledge, who landed in Maryland in 1640

Rutledge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Rutledge, who arrived in North Carolina in 1748

Rutledge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Rutledge settled in New York State in 1804
  • Alexander Rutledge, who landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • Alice Rutledge, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817
  • Robert Rutledge, aged 30, landed in Missouri in 1842
  • Harriet Rutledge, aged 30, landed in New York in 1862
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Rutledge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Rutledge, aged 29, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard"
  • Patrick Rutledge, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"

Rutledge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Rutledge, aged 17, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Michael Rutledge, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
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  • Major-General Paul Wolcott Rutledge (1895-1973), American Anti-Aircaft Artillery Officer US Strategic Air Forces (1945-1946)
  • Archibald Hamilton Rutledge (1883-1973), American poet and educator, the first South Carolina poet laureate (1934 to 1973)
  • Joshua Alan Rutledge (b. 1989), American Major League Baseball infielder
  • John Rutledge Jr. (1766-1819), American politician, United States Representative from South Carolina (1811)
  • Ann Rutledge (1813-1835), American spinster who died of typhoid, allegedly Abraham Lincoln's first love, eponym of the Ann Rutledge, a former passenger train service operated by Amtrak
  • Jeffrey Ronald Rutledge (b. 1957), American football coach and former professional quarterback
  • John Rutledge (1739-1800), American statesman and judge, first Governor of South Carolina following the signing of the Declaration of Independence
  • Edward Rutledge (1749-1800), American signer of Declaration of Independence, 39th Governor of South Carolina (1798-1800)
  • Gene Rutledge, American Nuclear Physicist
  • Earl James Rutledge (1894-1974), Canadian politician who served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1927 to 1948
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  • A Record of John Rutledge and his Descendants by Houston Odell Rutledge.
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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
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The Rutledge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rutledge 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.

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