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Unclear. Attested in Old English as Roteland and Ritelanede. Perhaps hrīþer (cattle) + land (land), or from the personal name Rota + land.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹʌt.lənd/
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  1. A small landlocked county in the East Midlands of England.
  2. An English habitational surname from the county in England.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  4. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A city, the county seat of Rutland County, Vermont; named for English nobleman John Manners, 3rd Duke of Rutland.
    2. A village in Illinois; named for the city in Vermont.
    3. An unincorporated community in Indiana.
    4. A city in Iowa; named for the city in Vermont.
    5. An unincorporated community in Kentucky.
    6. A town in Massachusetts.
    7. A town in New York.
    8. A city in North Dakota.
    9. A village in Ohio.
    10. An unincorporated community in South Dakota.
    11. A town in Wisconsin.
  5. A neighborhood of Kelowna, British Columbia; named for early settler John "Hope" Matthew Rutland.
  6. A ghost town in Saskatchewan.

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