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All you have to know about the last name RUTHERFORD

Last name frequency

RUTHERFORD : This last name is indexed 150,236 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

RUTHERFORD : Scottish and northern English: habitational name from Rutherford in Maxton (Roxburghshire) apparently named with Old English hrīther hrȳther ‘ox’ + ford ‘ford’ though a British Celtic origin of the type ro- ‘great’ + dubr- ‘water river’ is also possible for the first element. Places named Rutherford in West Linton (West Lothian) and Barningham (North Yorkshire) are less likely sources of the name.

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