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Where did the German Seiter family come from? What is the German Seiter family crest and coat of arms? When did the Seiter family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Seiter family history?

The German name Seiter comes from the historic region of Austria. The name itself is derived from the Middle High German word "suter," and is an occupational name for a shoemaker or cobbler.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Sutter, Suter, Sauter, Sautter, Seuter, Seutter, Seiter, Sutterer and many more.

First found in Austria, where bearers of this surname have been prominent contributors to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the family name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seiter research. Another 133 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1314, 1642 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Seiter History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 23 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Seiter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Seiter Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Freiderich Seiter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Christian Seiter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Seiter Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Frederic Seiter, aged 31, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850
  • Johann Seiter, aged 36, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850

Seiter Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Frederike Seiter, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from Soellingen, in 1907
  • Jabok Seiter, aged 32, who landed in America from Volljincz, Hungary, in 1912
  • Johan Seiter, aged 6, who emigrated to America from Volljincz, Hungary, in 1912
  • Marguerite Seiter, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Elise Seiter, aged 40, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1913


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The Seiter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Seiter Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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