Clan Carruthers originated in the Southwest Border lands (West March) of Scotland hundreds of years age, being both proud of our heritage and ancient in it. The name Carruthers comes from Caer for fort and Rydderch which was a proper name. It gradually changed to the form the family used for generations. One of the earliest of the name was William de Carruthers who made a donation to the Abbey of Newbattle in the reign of Alexander II of Scotland (1215-1245). Much of the earliest information was published by Arthur Stanley Carruthers in his books The Records of the Carruthers Family. The Carruthers were among those who rose with William Wallace (c1272-1305) when he rebelled against English rule. They rose again with Robert the Bruce and were with him at Bannockburn in 1314 when he defeated the English and drove them from Scotland. Because of this, the Carruthers family is considered a sept of the Bruce clan and are entitled to use the Bruce badge and tartan, although we now have our own tartan and clan badge design as of 2017 which is more conducive as a Clan in our own right.
Here are the family trees of our family from the Records of the Carruthers Family