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Where did the Scottish Rutledge family come from? What is the Scottish Rutledge family crest and coat of arms? When did the Rutledge family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Rutledge family history?

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

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.


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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.

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Another 69 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rutledge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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.

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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
  • Alexr 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


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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  • Gene Rutledge, American Nuclear Physicist
  • Edward Rutledge (1749-1800), American signer of Declaration of Independence, 39th Governor of South Carolina (1798-1800)
  • John Rutledge (1739-1800), American statesman and judge, first Governor of South Carolina following the signing of the Declaration of Independence
  • Jeffrey Ronald Rutledge (b. 1957), American football coach and former professional quarterback
  • 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
  • John Rutledge Jr. (1766-1819), American politician, United States Representative from South Carolina (1811)
  • Joshua Alan Rutledge (b. 1989), American Major League Baseball infielder
  • Archibald Hamilton Rutledge (1883-1973), American poet and educator, the first South Carolina poet laureate (1934 to 1973)
  • Major-General Paul Wolcott Rutledge (1895-1973), American Anti-Aircaft Artillery Officer US Strategic Air Forces (1945-1946)
  • Ben Rutledge (b. 1980), Canadian fourteen-time gold medalist rower from Cranbrook, British Columbia

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  • A Record of John Rutledge and his Descendants by Houston Odell Rutledge.
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  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. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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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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