de Ruiter

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De Ruiter is a Dutch surname. In modern Dutch ruiter indicates any equestrian, but in the past it more specifically meant a mounted soldier or knight.[1] Variant spellings include De Ruijter, De Ruyter and Deruyter. People with the name include:

De Ruiter
De Ruijter
  • Bert de Ruijter (born 1952), Dutch blues musician known as "Leigh Blond"
  • Frits de Ruijter (1917–2012), Dutch middle-distance runner
  • de Ruijter is also the name of a Dutch corporation making chocolate sprinkles and chocolate flakes
De Ruyter
  • Bert Ruiter (born 1946), Dutch bass guitarist, record producer, and composer
  • Jan Ruiter (born 1946), Dutch football goalkeeper
  • Robbin Ruiter (born 1987), Dutch football goalkeeper

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