Clan Carruthers

Clan Carruthers: The Chiefs Arms

Carruthers as a proud Scottish Border Clan and Family. It is more ancient than many, with the Name taken from a place in Scotland around 500 AD.  There is no evidence to suggest we are Norman, Gaels or Norse as name from Brythonic Celt language, suggesting we could well be descended from the indigenous population around at the time.

Named after the Fort (Caer) Rydderch (Ruther) in the region of what is now Annandale, Dumfriesshire, in south-west Scotland, we have a rich and colourful history in the area and beyond.

Having been without a Chief since 1809, based simply on the fact that no descendent of the Chiefs line chose to pick up the mantle, although they could have, finally in 2019 a Clan Chief was confirmed by the Lord Lyon.

Peter Carruthers of Holmains, Chief of the Name and Arms of Carruthers, is the 4 x Great Grandson of the last Chief, John Carruthers 12th of Holmains and 8th Baron, whose ancestry goes as far back as the 1200’s, when the name was first used.

Chiefs Arms


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