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Clan Carruthers: Who Are We?
Clan Carruthers is a Scottish Clan and Family of the West March of the Anglo – Scottish Borders, originating in Annandale, Dunfriesshire (Gaelic – Siorrachd Dhù Phris) in the south west of Scotland. The clan is now officially recognized by the Lord Lyon King of Arms, in Edinburgh, as a ‘Noble Incorporation’, having had a Chief confirmed on the 19th August 2019.
Chief: Dr Simon Peter Carruthers of Holmains
Carruthers were one of the 17 named Border Clans in the 1587 Act of the Scottish Parliament of ‘Unruly Clans’ and one of the 77 listed historic riding surnames of Border Reivers recorded by George MacDonald Fraser in his book, The Steel Bonnets (1989).
The Carruthers Chiefly Arms, registered to John, 9th of Holmains (1672), to be used legally, only by the Chief of the Clan.
Blazon: Two gold (Or) chevrons engrailed between three gold (Or) fleur-de-lis on a red (Gules) shield
Crest: Seraphim Volent Proper (Seraphim always potrayed with a face)
Motto (Holmains): Promptus Et Fidelis (Ready and Faithful).
Plant Badge: Gorse (Ulex Europaeus)
Clan Society: Clan Carruthers Society International (CCSI)
Septs: Carruthers has no septs.
Kindred: All derivatives of the name Carruthers to include:
Carrutherses, Caruthers, Carothers, Carrothers, Carrithers, Carithers, Corruthers, Corrithers, Cruthers, Carothers, Crouthers, Carruther, Creuder, Cardus, Carother, Carouthers, Carradice, Carrauthers, Carrederys, Carrodus, Carrotheris, Carrothorys, Carrothis, Carutherys, Caruthris Carrothyris, Carruderes, Carruderis, Carruthirs, Carruthoris, Caruderis, Caruyeris, Cerrothers, Corithers, Crathers, Cridders, Curthers, Cruthers, Crowthers, Karruthers, Karruther amongst others.
To the right is the Clan Crest of the Chief of the family, the official badge of both the Clan and the Clan Society. It depicts a Seriphim Volent Proper encased in a belt and buckle upon which is inscribed the Chief’s motto Promptus et Fidelis. This is sitting upon the Clan Carruthers tartan. (the wearing of the crest denotes the individual ‘ declares for the chief’)
Our Society site is full of information on the history and beginnings of our family, all of which are based on current historical and genealogical evidence.
If you have time and wish further information on Carruthers please visit our Clan Carruthers facebook page:
For Membership of the Society and to show your support, the Clan Society site and blog (Clan Carruthers Society-International) can be found at:
THERE IS A COMMERCIAL GROUP ATTEMPTING TO MIRROR THIS SITE.
THEY BEGAN LIFE AS A ROGUE GROUP UNDER THE GUISE OF: THE ‘ANCIENT AND HONOURABLE CARRUTHERS CLAN INTERNATIONAL (LLC)’. AFTER BEING CHALLENGED BY BOTH OUR CLAN AND THOSE EXTERNAL TO IT, THEY HAVE OVER THIS LAST 12 MONTHS, UNDERGONE MANY NAME CHANGES AND CHANGES OF THEIR OFFICE ADDRESS. SADLY THEY HAVE NOW CHOSEN TO CALL THEMSELVES:- CLAN CARRUTHERS ‘INTERNATIONAL’ SOCIETY.
THIS IS A BLATANT ATTEMPT TO DUPE OUR FAMILY INTO THINKING THEY ARE US, THEY ARE NOT
NB: THESE PEOPLE ARE NEITHER RECOGNISED BY OUR CHIEF, NOR THE CLAN ITSELF.
SO PLEASE BE AWARE FOLKS
Clan Carruthers is officially represented by the Clan Carruthers Society International (CCSI), which was founded in January 2017 and is officially recognised by the Chief of Carruthers as representing the worldwide Carruthers family. It is non-commercial, apolitical and non-partisan and is open to any member of the international Carruthers family and derivatives of that name. The Society is based in the United Kingdom, but is represented by an international Executive Council.