Souders History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

An ancient Scottish people known as the Picts were the forefathers of the Souders family. Souders is 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 Souders family

The surname Souders 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 Souders family

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

Souders Spelling Variations

Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Souders include Souter, Suter, Sutar, Souttar, Soutar, Sutter, Shuter and many more.

Early Notables of the Souders family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Souders Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Souders migration to the United States +

The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Souders:

Souders Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Irvin G. Souders, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Elsie Souders, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1913
  • Ervin C. C. Souders, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States, in 1915
  • Mrs. Ervin Souders, aged 35, who immigrated to America, in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name Souders (post 1700) +

  • Bryan Souders, American stuntman, known for his work on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Showtime (2002) and Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002)
  • Robert Souders, American three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated editor, known for his work on Step by Step (1991), State of Grace (2001) and Genius (1999)
  • Derek Souders (b. 1992), American director and editor, known for his work on The X Factor (2013)
  • Kelly Souders, American producer and writer, known for her work on Smallville (2001), Beauty and the Beast (2012) and Under the Dome (2013)
  • Floyd and Norma Souders, American philanthropists who built Souders Historical Museum, Cheney, Kansas
  • Cecil B. Souders (b. 1921), former American NFL football player who played for the Detroit Lions (1947-1949), inducted into the Ohio State Hall of Fame
  • Mott Souders, American co-developer of the Souders-Brown equation
  • Randy Souders (b. 1954), disabled American painter who has created artworks for the Walt Disney Company
  • George Souders (1900-1976), American race car driver who won the 1927 Indianapolis 500 on Facebook
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