Dutch patronymic surname from the given name Rutger, the same as Roger and Rodgarus.
- An American surname.
- Rutgers Surname Origin & Last Name Meaning (as of 2005-02-25) which in turn cites:
- William Arthur M.A. (1857). An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import, Sheldon, Blake & Co., New York NY
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