Rutledge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rutledge family

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

Early History of the Rutledge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rutledge research. Another 219 words (16 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.

Rutledge Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Rutledge family (pre 1700)

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Rutledge Ranking

In the United States, the name Rutledge is the 920th most popular surname with an estimated 32,331 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Rutledge family to Ireland

Some of the Rutledge 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.


United States Rutledge migration to the United States +

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 [3]
Rutledge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Rutledge, who arrived in North Carolina in 1748 [3]
Rutledge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Rutledge, who settled in New York State in 1804
  • Alexander Rutledge, who landed in New York, NY in 1804 [3]
  • Alice Rutledge, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817 [3]
  • Robert Rutledge, aged 30, who landed in Missouri in 1842 [3]
  • Harriet Rutledge, aged 30, who landed in New York in 1862 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Rutledge migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rutledge Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Ann Rutledge, aged 13 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Ajax" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [4]
  • Mrs. Catherine Rutledge, aged 44 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Ajax" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [4]
  • Miss. Francis Rutledge, aged 10 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Ajax" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [4]
  • J. Rutledge who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec but died on Grosse Isle in 1847 [4]
  • Mr. William Rutledge, aged 20 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing 11th July 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 20th June 1847 but he died on board [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Rutledge migration to Australia +

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

Rutledge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Robert Rutledge, aged 29, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard" [6]
  • Patrick Rutledge, aged 36, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"

New Zealand Rutledge migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Rutledge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Amelia Rutledge, (b. 1835), aged 25, British domestic servant travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd December 1860 [7]
  • Mr. Robert John Rutledge, (b. 1864), aged Infant, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Glenmark" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1865 [7]
  • Mrs. Mary A. Rutledge, (b. 1834), aged 30, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Glenmark" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1865 [7]
  • Mr. Andrew Rutledge, (b. 1853), aged 11, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Glenmark" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1865 [7]
  • Miss Sally Ann Rutledge, (b. 1857), aged 7, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Glenmark" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1865 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rutledge (post 1700) +

  • Major-General Paul Wolcott Rutledge (1895-1973), American Anti-Aircaft Artillery Officer US Strategic Air Forces (1945-1946) [8]
  • 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
  • James Rutledge (1743-1794), also James or John James, English publicist, grandson of an Irish Jacobite who settled in France and was son of Walter Rutledge (d. 1779), a banker and shipowner at Dunkirk
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Rutledge +

  • A Record of John Rutledge and his Descendants by Houston Odell Rutledge.

  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)
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 54)
  5. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 94)
  6. ^ South Australian Register Friday 14 October 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Standard 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1853.shtml
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Paul Rutledge. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Rutledge/Paul_Wolcott/USA.html


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