Clan Ruthven

Basic Info.

Ruthven Clan Crest

Ruthven Clan Crest


Crest: A ram’s head couped Sable armed Or
Motto: Deid schaw
Origin of Tartan: A family tartan from the “vestiarium Scoticum”
Origin of Name: Lands in Perthshire
Clan Chief: Alexander Patrick Greysteil Ruthven, 2nd Earl of Gowrie

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Ruthven Tartan

Ruthven Modern

Ruthven Modern

Ruthven Clan tartan

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Clan History

David Rizzio

David Rizzio

Ruthven History

Thor, son of Sweyn the Viking chief, was the founder of the Ruthven clan, which takes its name from the lands north of Loch Rannoch in Perthshire.

In Gaelic these lands are called Ruadhainn. The Ruthven family history reads like a saga worthy of their Viking origins, with shady characters and dark deeds.
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Clan Lands

Ruthven Lands

Ruthven Map

Ruthven Map – from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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