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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY: Last Name of Ruttan

The Last Name of Ruttan-

My husband’s family can be traced from four brothers who immigrated from France to Canada and the state of New York.  My husband’s father and his siblings were born in Canada.  Listed below are Ruttans found in the online Wikipedia. I do not know any of these people personally, but they quite possibly could be related to my husband's relatives. . A few years ago at the Christmas Gift and Hobby Show in Indianapolis, we saw a display of a man whose last name was Rutan. Curiosity led us to talk to him about his name. He said he’d traced his family from four brothers from France. It’s probable that somewhere along the line
the extra ‘n’ was added. Who knows why- we don’t.

John Paul Ruttan (born 2001) - Canadian child actor
Deric Ruttan (born 1972) - Canadian country music singer & songwriter
Henry Ruttan (1792-1871) - businessman, inventor & political figure in Upper Canada
John Ruttan- mayor of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Jack Ruttan (1889-1973) - Canadian amateur ice hockey player & coach
Robert Fulford Ruttan, FRSC (1856-1930) - Canadian chemist & university professor

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God bless the veterans who served to keep our country free. This includes my husband who was in the U.S. Air Force. And bless those who are still serving in the military. Thank you.

Hoosier Quote:
“A nation may be said to consist of its territory, 
its people and its laws. 
The territory is the only part which is of certain durability.”
~Abraham Lincoln~


genie said...

Genealogy is wonderful. One I got started I could not stop. The Rattans have had interesting professions. Hope you had a wonderful Veteran’s Day.

Leslie: said...

Always fascinating to know your family tree. One of my sisters does the genealogy thing and prints out copies for me.

abcw team

Mascha said...

Inteersting to follow your name back.
And a very good quote for today.
Have a sunny day

Melody Steenkamp said...

An extraordinary entry... its always interesting to discover ones roots... like you i would like to know more about it too ...

Have a nice abc-day / -week

♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Trubes said...

Ruttan is an unusual name Nonnie, doesn't really sound French either.
Quite often our names derive from our forefathers line of work,
Rut in the English language means to dig ditches or a furrow made
by a tractor, so putting all that together could imply that the Ruttans were farmers that worked the land?
Was your husband a farmer or similar ?

Best wishes,
ABCW team..

Norma Ruttan said...

Di, my husband, his father and uncles were not farmers, but judging from the family home I pictured some Ruttans might have farmed.

Norma Ruttan said...

thanks, Mascha, I like to get feedback about my quotes. I try to match the quotes to the post that day, but it's not always possible to do that.

Norma Ruttan said...

thanks, Genie

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Genealogy is fun and exciting. I can only go back to what the Mama remembers, which isn't much, so I live vicariously through the Husband's finds of his family.
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Roger Owen Green said...

Yeah, those Double N folks probably thought it was classier!