Carruthers Family History

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Carruthers Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Ecclefechan in Dumfries, locally pronounced ‘kridders’. The name is first recorded in 1334 in the form Carrothres, and then more clearly in c.1350 as Caer Ruther, and derives from British caer ‘fort’ + a personal name.

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


Similar surnames: Carrera, Gathers, Caruthers, Carrithers, Carrothers, Cruthers

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Carruthers Family Origin

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Carruthers Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carruthers. A less common occupation for the Carruthers family was Keeping House. The most common Carruthers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Carruthers's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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Carruthers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Carruthers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carruthers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Carruthers. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Carruthers. For the veterans among your Carruthers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carruthers Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Carruthers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Carruthers in 1940 was 31, and 67 in 2004.

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