Rutter Family History
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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’. adm 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
Similar surnames: Butter, Nutter, Hutter, Sutter, Ruther, Ritter, Rutten, Rotter