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This name, with variant spellings Rutledge, Rudledge, Rookledge and Rucklidge, is chiefly found on the English\Scottish borders, and is believed to be of topographical origin from residence by a borders stream named with the Northern Medieval English 'rout', itself coming from the Scandinavian 'ruta' meaning a roar of loud noise, plus the Medieval English 'lache' or 'leche', a stream. There is a place in Cumbria called Routledge Burn, but surname derivation from this spot is unlikely as the place was not recorded until the 16th Century, and the surname first appears on record in Scotland towards the end of the 15th Century, (see below)...

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Hi john Ruttledge here in sligo ireland interest in my history we ar the oldest family in the local parish and only ruttledge in parish I think we originated from Tyrone and north England some family moved to America and signed American contatution

Dixie Rutledge

Hello. I just got my DNA results from Turns out what I have known my whole life to be true, I don't look it, but I have roots in Ireland and Scottland. It's only 5%, but It explains a lot about me and how I have felt my whole life. I am very happy to have found this site and would love to figure out who I could be connected to, as my daughter and I would love to travel to Ireland next year, maybe meet some relations. Dixie


I am a lost Rutledge. Mum & Dad - no connections with Dad's family. ( Passed some while ago.) I came across a wool winter sweater (long since lost) -- knitted across the front, as part of the sweater - was the crest above: Stag & Stars -- nearly identical to this page. Family lore: Dad wanted to spend winter hours relaxing with mum -- So he learned to knit and Dad himself knitted the sweater with Stag & Stars. Again, I'm a lost Rutledge, We had no extended family. Dad never, ever talked about history or relatives. When Mum passed, I'm on my own. No siblings. No children. Dad: Frank William Rutledge, Minnesota (~1912) What can you tell me about my past - Where is home country? Thanks, Dr. Gary A Rutledge, Physicist.

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