Last name: RUTH

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RUTH : This last name is indexed 131,063 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

RUTH : 1: German: from a short form of any of several ancient Germanic personal names formed with hrōd ‘renown’ (see Rode).2: (Rüth): habitational name from a place so named near Euskirchen in Rhineland.3: English: from Middle English reuth(e) ‘pity’ a nickname perhaps for a charitable person or for a pitiable one. The personal name Ruth was little used in England in the Middle Ages among non-Jews and is unlikely to have had any influence on the surname.4: Irish (Kilkenny and Wexford): from Rút from a Scandinavian byname meaning ‘red’.

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