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

The ancestors of the Souder surname date back to the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland, Souder was used as a name for a cobbler. The name is derived from the Old English word soutere, which in turn comes from the Old Norse word sutare, which means shoemaker or cobbler.

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In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Souder has appeared Souter, Suter, Sutar, Souttar, Soutar, Sutter, Shuter and many more.

First found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, where Colin, son of Angus Souter, held lands in 1264.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Souder research. Another 194 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1375, 1422, 1438, and 1663 are included under the topic Early Souder History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Souder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Souder:

Souder Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Margeretta Souder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Tomas Souder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Chris Souder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Christian Souder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • John Souder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761


Souder Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Joseph Souder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Mary Souder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Elnor Souder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Feronaga Souder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Fidela Souder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806


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  • Mark Edward Souder (b. 1950), American Republican politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (2003-2010)


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  • Charles P. Skouras Family History by Florence Louise Souders Skouras.
  • Family History of Nathaniel Z. Martin, 1841-1971 by Richard B. Martin.
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  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Souder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Souder 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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