CARRUTHERS; A proud Scottish Reiver family, from Annandale in the ancient West March of the Scottish Borders. This we already know, but what makes ‘us’ as a Society claim to represent our worldwide Scottish family and clan and the right to call ourselves the 'official home’ of Carruthers. Further, are you wishing to keep the… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The official home of Carruthers, but can we really make that claim?
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers selected as Associate Judge
From our origins in Annandale, South-West Scotland, Carruthers have spread to all corners of the Earth and in many cases made a real difference to the society in which they live. Alexander Carruthers is no exception. This excellant piece by Ron DeBrock written Dec 2021 in the Edwardsville Intelligencer reports the following: EDWARDSVILLE — Andrew… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers selected as Associate Judge
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Opening the box – the Carruthers site map.
During conversations we are often ask what information is provided on our website. As well as our blogs, which are evidence based, our society offers further researched information on Carruthers, our origins, our family and our ancestral homelands and we therefore include this site map for easy access :- Our Welcome page here does what… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Opening the box – the Carruthers site map.
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Clan/Family Society Coats of Arms. (COSCA, May ’23)
A postcard of some of the old Scottish Clans and Families (Carruthers is not listed). This piece was published by COSCA (Council of Scottish Clans & Associations) in the USA, May 2023, and discusses the process of a clan/family society having their arms legally granted by the Lord Lyon, which may be of interest to… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Clan/Family Society Coats of Arms. (COSCA, May ’23)
CLAN CARRUTHERS: a sept by any other name
Our websites and Facebook pages are designed to inform our family, based on current research from both ourselves and other respected agencies. As such, we will always try to publish information that is factual rather an fictional regarding our family in particualr and Scotland in general. As an international organisation based out of Scotland, we… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: a sept by any other name
CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Picts, do they still walk amongst us. A DNA update
The Picts or Picti as the Romans named them meaning the ‘Painted Ones’ or Wærteras as they were also called, were a confederation of Celtic tribes who inhabited the lands north of the Forth-Clyde line. It is originally thought that they originally came from Scythia or Thrace. Scythia was a part of Central Eurasia and… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Picts, do they still walk amongst us. A DNA update
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Are Cruddas a variation/derivation of Carruthers- what the DNA says.
The current haplogroup map (wiki ) To be a Carruthers or a derivative of our name means that you are part of a Border Reiver family with a proud history. We originated in Annandale, Scotland and our existence in one shape or form goes back in the area for thousands of years. As such, we… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Are Cruddas a variation/derivation of Carruthers- what the DNA says.
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Further update on a Viking DNA connection.
Accepting our Swedish ancestor arrived in the lands of 'Caer Ruthers' in 900 AD, the lands of our forebears were at that time still speaking Cumbric Welsh. The Celtic kingdom of Strathclyde, in which our lands were placed, was still in existance well into the 11th century'. Strathclyde was finally defeated some time before 1054… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Further update on a Viking DNA connection.
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Can I get ‘CARRUTHERS’ Arms in America and Canada?
Accepting that all Scottish arms belong to an individual and not a family or clan, the Carruthers arms as we know them are proudly borne by the Chief of Carruthers, Peter Carruthers of Holmains. Therefore all Scottish heraldry ie arms/coats of arms come under the auspices of the Lord Lyon King of Arms in Edinburgh… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Can I get ‘CARRUTHERS’ Arms in America and Canada?
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Most vikings were Scandinavians, but not all Scandinavians were Vikings?
From Wiki - Vikings We constanly get our messages hit by Trolls asking exactly the same questions: 'where do Carruthers originate' and 'are Carruthers a Viking Clan'. There has obviously been much confusion linking Carruthers with Vikings and Viking 'royalty' yet both our y-DNA Marker and Haplogroup would suggest these statements are inaccurate. We accept… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Most vikings were Scandinavians, but not all Scandinavians were Vikings?
CLAN CARRUTHERS: USA Kilt’s video interview with the House of Edgar, weavers of Carruthers tartan.
https://youtu.be/q2iG23PDlVI USA Kilts interview with the House of Edgar, Scottish weavers of the Carruthers tartan. The House of Edgar have been weaving our official CARRUTHERS tartan since it’s registration with the Scottish Register of Tartans in Scotland. Our tartan was adopted by the Chief of the Name and Arms of CARRUTHERS and registered by them… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: USA Kilt’s video interview with the House of Edgar, weavers of Carruthers tartan.