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Rutter Family History

Rutter Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a player on the rote (see Root 2).English: nickname for an unscrupulous person, from Old French ro(u)tier ‘robber’, ‘highwayman’, ‘footpad’.Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch rut(t)er ‘freebooter’, ‘footpad’, cognate with 2. Compare Reuter 2.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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180,764 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,946 Military Records
23,736 Immigration Records
105,476 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Rutter Families

  • Number of Rutter families
     154 - 305
     52 - 153
     1 - 51
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rutter families
     361 - 719
     121 - 360
     1 - 120
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rutter families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Rutter census records

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Rutter Family Origin

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Rutter Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rutter

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Rutter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rutter census records

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Rutter Civil War Service Records

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