in my research, i have found that all rutherfords are related and date back to ireland and scotland. we are related to king ruth(er) and the ford was added after the battle of ford. that is what my research has brought up, if there is any more i can tell you, let me know, my email is email@example.com
my great, great grandmother was a rutherford, married a mcpike, and other names we are entwined with are scarlett, silence, perry, bridewater.
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