Meaning Local: Or Carruthers, a hamlet in the parish of Middlebie, county Dumbfries. This Border name early penetrated into Cumberland, Westmire, and North Yorks, and one of the familiar variants is the curious surname Carrodus found in the same districts.
The family are descended from William Carruthers of Howmains in Annandale.
Origin English, Scottish, French, Greek, Irish, Belgian, Zimbabwean, South african

Rank 7,115 (2000 US census) 6,237 (1990 US census)
Count 4,330 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 68.15%, or 2951 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 26.84%, or 1162 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.79%, or 34 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.3%, or 13 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 2.03%, or 88 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.89%, or 82 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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