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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Carruthers name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Carruthers. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Carruthers Family Origin

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Carruthers Family Occupations

What did your Carruthers ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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Carruthers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 79,000 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 15,000 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 9,000 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

What is the average Carruthers lifespan?

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carruthers ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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