Ruther Family History
Ruther Name Meaning
German (also Rüther): habitational name for someone from Rüth or Rüthen in Westphalia. German (Rüther): variant of Reuter 1 or in some cases a cognate of Dutch Ruiter . Compare Ruether . Dutch: variant of Rutter English and Welsh (Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire): perhaps from an Anglicized form of the Welsh personal names Rhodri and Rhydderch (see Roderick and compare Rothery ) with possible influence from the English river name Rother (Sussex Hampshire and Yorkshire).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press