Meaning and Origin of: Carruthers

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.