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The missing "R"

William Carruthers (View posts)
Posted: 10 Mar 2000 7:18PM GMT
My grandfather had two "R"s. His mother and grandfather both had one "R" in their name. My great-great-great-great grandfather was Alexander Carruthers...again two "R"s. Can anyone tell me if this was a common or uncommon event and why they did it. All help appreciated.

Missing 'R'

Posted: 21 Mar 2000 11:39AM GMT
Edited: 18 Jun 2002 5:16PM GMT
It is very common for there to be different spellings of this name. You will find Carruthers, Caruthers, Carothers, Cradeur, Credeur, Carithers. This is all the same family which originated in Scotland. The Caruthers name was changed in Louisiana in the late 1800's by a French Priest or so the story is told to Cradeur Credeur. The one 'r' in the Louisiana family traces back to William Caruthers of N.C. who came to LA around 1770's. This is common in this name.

Missing "R"

Danny Desmond Caruthers (View posts)
Posted: 3 May 2000 11:13AM GMT
In my family thare were 2 brothers that came from out side Lunden England. When thay got to the States one bother droped one of the R's and moved on towards Arkansas. Around Fulton, Izerd Countys, in nort central Arkansas. One of my ansasters was a Cunfederat Officer in the Civle Ware.
I am trying to get in for mation on my Family Name CARUTHERS; If someone out thare could help me I WOULD REALLY APRECHEAT it. You can E-Mail me at My Grandmother was Charakee. I know her English name only.

Missing R

jan mcchesney (View posts)
Posted: 8 Jun 2000 12:49PM GMT Scotland it is spelled both ancestors came over in 1700 from Dumfrishire. There name in 1700 was CARITHERS..I one could spell, write or read in 1700 ..but a they spelled the way they heard..The u became an i
Then in 1800 they were better educated and they returned to the mother was caruthers. Now, in my research in GA, SC, TX MS and ALA.,.it is spelled: Carothers, Carruthers, Caruthers, Carithers, Careathers, Crothers to name but a few...The origin of the name is CARR AND RUTHER...two seperate groups...the name belongs to the BRUCE tartan and a sept.
Hope that helps..but, probably just opens up a can of worms.
We are :William Carithers b. Apr 12 1754..d. Abbeville SC 1826. m. Mary McGowen. let me know if those names mean anything to you. Jan

Eliza Caruthers

Pat Jackson (View posts)
Posted: 4 May 2001 2:11PM GMT
Eliza was my great-great paternal grandmother. All I know about her is she married John Hughes in December 1847 in Sumner Co. TN. I was told that she was Cherokee.
She and John had 6 children: Robert (R.W.), John, Ann, Margaret, Thomas and Elizabeth.
Does anyone out there know ANYTHING about her?

Re: Eliza Caruthers

Mike Pace (View posts)
Posted: 25 May 2002 10:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Vaughn, Lawrence, Caruthers, Newsom, Harding(?), Greet, Walker, Pace
My g-g-grandfather is Robert Caruthers of TN. He married Sarah (Vaughn) Lawrence in 1853. His brother(?), Robert L. Caruthers, was War Governor of TN. This Caruthers family settled in the Nashville area soon after the Revolutionary War. Does any of this sound familiar?

Re: Eliza Caruthers

Barbara Caruthers (View posts)
Posted: 3 Jun 2002 8:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
I don't know our history that far back but the names robert L.Caruthers is correct the last name was repeated through out the generations, yes I'm from Nashville

Re: The missing "R"

Posted: 20 Apr 2003 10:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Is your Alexander Carruthers the son of John and Sarah, who died in Pittsburgh in a train wreck? If so we are family, please contact me. Eileen

Re: Missing R

Posted: 5 Aug 2003 11:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Nov 2006 11:30PM GMT
Jan, I am from the line of David L. Carithers (Carruthers), my GGrandfather, who came from Annandale, Dumfrisshire, Scotland. Most of his family settled in parts of WV, TN, and Indiana. Right now, I live in MI. I am the grand son of Pearly Carithers and son of now deceased father David Ezra Carithers

Write me please, and see if we are connected.

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