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Soutar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The saga of the name Soutar begins with the people of the Pictish clans. Soutar 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.


Early Origins of the Soutar family


The surname Soutar 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.

Early History of the Soutar family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Soutar research.
Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1375, 1422, 1438, and 1663 are included under the topic Early Soutar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Soutar Spelling Variations


Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Soutar has been spelled Souter, Suter, Sutar, Souttar, Soutar, Sutter, Shuter and many more.

Early Notables of the Soutar family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Soutar family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Soutar Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Isabella Soutar, aged 35, a nurse, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876

Contemporary Notables of the name Soutar (post 1700)


  • David Soutar (b. 1940), American former professional ten-pin bowler on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour, ranked 20 on the list of "50 Greatest Players of the Last 50 Years"
  • Robert M. Soutar, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from St. Clair County 1st District, 1942; Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 31st Circuit, 1953 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Lucille E. Soutar, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1949-51; Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives, 1950, 1954 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Carrick Stuart Soutar (1881-1951), Scottish architect, best known for his designs of buildings in Hampstead Garden Suburb in north London
  • Derek Soutar (b. 1981), Scottish professional football goalkeeper
  • William Soutar (1898-1943), Scottish poet and diarist, best known for his epigrams
  • Kenneth Soutar (1888-1914), English cricketer who played for Gloucestershire in 1908
  • Rachael Ann Soutar (b. 1994), Australian footballer
  • Robert Soutar (1830-1908), English actor, comedian, stage manager, writer and director for the theatre, father of Joseph Farren Soutar
  • Fabian Soutar (b. 1986), New Zealand rugby league player
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Soutar family



HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. William Nicoll Soutar (1906-1941), Australian Supply Assistant from Toronto, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp


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