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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.

Soutar Early Origins



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.

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Soutar Spelling Variations


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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.

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Soutar Early History


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Soutar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Soutar research. Another 194 words (14 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.

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Soutar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Soutar Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Soutar 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Soutar (post 1700)


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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
  • Lucille E. Soutar, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1949-51; Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives, 1950, 1954
  • 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.)

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Soutar Historic Events


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Soutar Historic Events




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Soutar Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 25 November 2015 at 09:56.

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