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|Meaning:||Occupation, played the rote. Nicknames, cheerful person or unscrupulous person|
Origin and Meaning of RutterEdit
- An occupational name for someone who played the rote, an early medieval stringed instrument.
- Nickname for a cheerful person, from the Middle English word rote, glad, (Old English rôt)
- Nickname for an unscrupulous person, a robber, highwayman, or footpad (highwayman on foot), from the Old French word routier.
Individuals with that surname but no separate pageEdit
A Dictionary of Surnames, by Patrick Hanks & Flavia Hodges, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989
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