What is the signifigance of using Rutter as a middle name?

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I have a member of my family Joseph Rutter Smith.  Rutter is the middle name what is the signifigance?  I note the use of Rutter as a middle name is common.
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As often as not, apparently odd middle names are just the mother's maiden name, particularly in Scotland.
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