Rutter (surname)

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Origin: English
Meaning: Occupation, played the rote. Nicknames, cheerful person or unscrupulous person
Variant(s): Roote
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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.

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See alsoEdit


A Dictionary of Surnames, by Patrick Hanks & Flavia Hodges, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989

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