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Rutledge Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

The origin of the Rutledge name is not specifically known although it has been linked to both German and Scottish roots.  There have even been stories of a Rutledge clan known to cause problems for Anglo-Saxon nobility, refusing to reliquish valuable land to the rich. These stories tell of farmland folk fighting back with pitchforks and makeshift spears, causing so much raucous that the nobles abandoned their quest to expand borders into the Rutledge lands simply because of the trouble.

Rutledge Meaning & Etymology

The name Rutledge itself has had many different spellings, as there were no spelling rules when the name came about. The name itself means "red boggy water" which infers that the original people lived in rural areas.

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Famous People named Rutledge

Edward Rutledge (Dec.8 1798-Jan.23 1800) was the youngest person to sign the American Declaration of Independence.

Ann Rutledge (Jan.7 1813-Aug.25 1835) was the rumored first love of Abraham Lincoln.

 

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