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Meaning and Origin of: Rutherford boy

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First name origin & meaning:

Old English: From the cattle ford

First name variations: Ruthren, Rutherfurd, Rutherfyrd

Last name origin & meaning:

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from a place in the Scottish Borders near Roxburgh, probably named with an early British river name of unknown etymology + Old English ford ‘ford’. There is another place of the same name in North Yorkshire, named with hryðer ‘cattle’ + Old English ford ‘ford’, but this does not seem to have contributed to the surname.

Famous people with this first name: Kelly Rutherford

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