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

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Rutter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rutter name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rutter. 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


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Rutter Family Origin

Where is the Rutter family from?

Rutter Family Occupations

What did your Rutter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rutter. The most common Rutter occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Rutter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rutter family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rutter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rutter Historical Records

What Rutter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 115,000 census records available for the last name Rutter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rutter 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Rutter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Rutter. For the veterans among your Rutter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rutter Life Expectancy

What is the average Rutter lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Rutter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rutter in 1946 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rutter 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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