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A family in the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland was the first to use the name Sutherland. They lived in the county of Sutherland in the north of Scotland. The name was derived from Old Norse suğr or "south" land, due to the area being south of Scandinavia and the Norse colonies in the Orkney and Shetland Islands. The Earls of Orkney referred to the Dales of Caithness as the Southland, even though they are in the more northern parts of Scotland. It was here that the great Lords of Freskin held their territory in the 11th century. They later intermarried with the great and royal house of Moray; hence, the three stars on the Sutherland coat of arms.

Sutherland Early Origins



The surname Sutherland was first found in Caithness (Gaelic: Gallaibh), the northern tip of Scotland, a Norse/Viking controlled region from the 9th century, which became the Earldom of Caithness, where they held a family seat from the 11th century. Their early Clan chiefs were styled the Lords of Freskin in the Dales of Caithness.

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Sutherland Spelling Variations


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Sutherland Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Sutherland has been spelled Sutherland, Sutherlan, Suderland and many more.

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Sutherland Early History


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Sutherland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sutherland research. Another 879 words (63 lines of text) covering the years 1211, 1333, 1389, 1682, 1598, 1601, 1745, 1759, 1794, 1674, 1705, 1734, 1639, 1719, 1676, 1705, 1710 and 1768 are included under the topic Early Sutherland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sutherland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sutherland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Alexander Sutherland, 1st Lord Duffus (d. 1674); James Sutherland, 2nd Lord Duffus (d. 1705); Kenneth Sutherland, 3rd Lord Duffus...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sutherland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Sutherland:

Sutherland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Sutherland, who arrived in Connecticut in 1736
  • Anna Sutherland, who arrived in New York in 1738
  • Elisbie Sutherland, who arrived in New York in 1738
  • William Sutherland, who arrived in Virginia in 1741
  • Patrick Sutherland, who landed in Georgia in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sutherland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Sutherland, who arrived in Mississippi in 1833
  • Henry Sutherland, who landed in New York in 1842
  • J A Sutherland, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • A Sutherland, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • T Sutherland, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sutherland Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Sutherland, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Samuel Sutherland, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Sutherland, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1773
  • John Sutherland, who landed in Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1773
  • Lily Sutherland, who landed in Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1773
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sutherland Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William, Sutherland Jr., who arrived in Red River, Canada in 1812
  • John Sutherland, aged 50, landed in Red River, Canada in 1812
  • George Sutherland, aged 18, arrived in Red River, Canada in 1812
  • Alexander Sutherland, aged 24, arrived in Red River, Canada in 1812
  • Angus Sutherland, aged 20, landed in Red River, Canada in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sutherland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Sutherland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  • Christina Sutherland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  • William Sutherland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  • Isabella Sutherland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  • Elizabeth Sutherland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sutherland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alex Sutherland landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Oriental
  • Daniel Sutherland landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Dr Sutherland landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Blenheim
  • John Sutherland landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Nathaniel Sutherland landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sutherland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sutherland (post 1700)



  • Thomas Sutherland (1931-2016), Scottish Dean of Agriculture at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon; he was kidnapped and then released after 2353 days
  • Hal Sutherland (1929-2014), American animator and painter, best known for his work on Sleeping Beauty (1959), Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973-1974), co-founder of Filmation
  • Roderick Dhu Sutherland (1862-1915), American politician, Representative from Nebraska 5th District, 1897-1901
  • S. H. Sutherland, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1946
  • Solomon Sutherland, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County, 1795-96; Member of New York State Senate Middle District, 1800-03
  • Thomas Sutherland, American politician, Village President of Fort Gratiot, Michigan, 1883
  • Thomas W. Sutherland, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Wisconsin, 1841-45, 1848-49; Village President of Madison, Wisconsin, 1846-47
  • Vervie Pontious Sutherland (b. 1882), American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Nueva Gerona, 1910-16
  • Virginia Sutherland, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1940
  • W. A. Sutherland, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1920
  • ... (Another 73 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Sutherland Historic Events


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Sutherland Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Margaret  Sutherland, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

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Suggested Readings for the name Sutherland


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Suggested Readings for the name Sutherland



  • Uriah Sutherland Family by Logan Sutherland.
  • The Seven Sutherland Sisters by Clarence O. Lewis.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sans peur
Motto Translation: Without fear.


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Sutherland Clan Badge


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Sutherland Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Sutherland
Clyne, Duffes, Duffus, Federith, Grey, Mooat, Mooatt, Mouat, Mouatt, Mouett, Mowat, Mowatt, Mowet, Mowett, Sootharlan, Sootharland, Sootharlane, Sootharlant, Sootharlen, Sootharlend, Sootharlent, Sootharlind, Sootharlint, Sootharlyn, Sootharlynd, Sootherlan, Sootherland, Sootherlane, Sootherlant, Sootherlen, Sootherlend, Sootherlent, Sootherlind, Sootherlint, Sootherlyn, Sootherlynd, Sotharlan, Sotharland, Sotharlane, Sotharlant, Sotharlen, Sotharlend, Sotharlent, Sotharlind, Sotharlint, Sotharlyn, Sotharlynd, Sotherlan, Sotherlane, Sotherlant and more.

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm

Other References

  1. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Sutherland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sutherland 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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