The Border Reivers

The Carruthers clan probably derive from Carrutherstown which is a village by the main Annan to Dumfries road.  They were a small clan in comparison to the nearby Maxwells and Johnstones, but were closely associated with the Bruce family and wear their tartan.

Some variations of the name include Carothers, Carrothers, Crothers, Carradice, Carrodus, Cardis, Cardus, Crowdace, Cruddace, Cruddas and Credeur and others.