Our research has always led back to the Brythonic language and Cumbric dialect of ancient Welsh as being the language of our forebears, melding progressively into the language of Scots and our own dialect of 'Southern/Border Scots'. An excellent piece appeared of late in one of Scotland's premier newspapers, The Scotsman which was written by… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The language of our ancestors.
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?
Carruthers of Mouswald and it’s Cadet lines. With all the pollution against our name, sometimes Clan Carruthers (International) feels a wee bit like eco warriors. Not trying to save the planet per se, but closer to home and working hard to save the factual history and heritage of our ancient family. We have always believed… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Mouswald line an update on our y-DNA research.
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?
Our Director of DNA research Mr Steve Colburn has issued this update and statement. It underlines the need for good research based on evidence, tenacity and accuracy. As such if it’s not published on this site, it has not been fact checked for its validity with regards Carruthers WILL THE REAL CARRUTHERS SNP MARKER PLEASE… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Update on Carruthers DNA Snp
http://www.eupedia.com/ Carruthers is an ancient Scottish name. There is sadly no evidence we are directly related to William Wallace (nor is anyone else, as they have no idea who his family were), Robert the Bruce (nor is anyone else as his line died out on the death of his son David II) nor Irish or… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Ancient Invaders transformed Britain but not its DNA map.
Genetic Research on Scottish DNA 2019 Looking for evidence to prove or just as valid to disprove is far more important than bending facts to fit an agenda when looking at the genetic picture. Science and solid evidence therefore, rather than commercial companies, has to offer the best source of information on Scotland's past and… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Vikings travel routes in Scotland to be researched.
Overview Since the turn of the millennium many Scottish Clans have launched surname studies. As a Clan, our priority has to date been to support a Chief being confirmed by the Lord Lyon. As of 2019, our Chief, Dr Simon Peter Carruthers of Holmains was confirmed of the Name and Arms of Carruthers, thus closing… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Our Clan yDNA Project
'Scots' is a spoken language with a number of different varieties, each with its own distinctive character. Scots is spoken in Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeen as well as in the Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, central Scotland, Fife, the Lothians, Tayside, Caithness, the North East and Orkney and Shetland. It is a language that has… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: ‘Lallans’, the ‘Tongue’ of our Ancestors.
The Brittonic-speaking community (not Gaelic) around the sixth century. Are we descended from the Irish?' It has already been proven that the name Carruthers is topographical in nature and Brythonic in origin, deriving originally from the area in what is now Annandale in Southwest Scotland. It was taken from Caer Rhydderch in the Brythonic lanquage… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Gaelic or Brythonic (Irish or Scots)