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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Jewish, German
Other Forms FormsRothman, Rutmann, Ruthmann

Meaning & History

1. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of Rothman.

2. Variant and altered spelling of German Rutmann or Ruthmann, a habitational name for someone from Ruthe in Lower Saxony or Rutha in Thuringia.

This surname occurs more commonly in Pennsylvania and New York.
Added 6/23/2017 by TanorFaux