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The Picts, an ancient Scottish tribe, were the ancestors of the first person to use the name Shooter. It was 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.

Shooter Early Origins



The surname Shooter was 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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Shooter Early History


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Shooter Early History



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

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Shooter Spelling Variations


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Shooter Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Shooter has appeared Souter, Suter, Sutar, Souttar, Soutar, Sutter, Shuter and many more.

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Shooter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shooter Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Shooter:

Shooter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Shooter, who arrived in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1654 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shooter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shooter (post 1700)



  • Don Shooter, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arizona 2nd District, 1992

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