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The descendants of the clans of the ancient Scottish tribe known as the Picts were the first to use the name Souter. 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.

Souter Early Origins



The surname Souter 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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Souter Spelling Variations


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Souter Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Souter has been spelled Souter, Suter, Sutar, Souttar, Soutar, Sutter, Shuter and many more.

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Souter Early History


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Souter Early History



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

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Souter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Souter Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Souter 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 those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Souter:

Souter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Jakob Souter, who landed in America in 1731
  • Hans Martin Souter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Anna Margaretha Souter, aged 3, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Hans Henry Souter, aged 7, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Maria Margaretha Souter, aged 6, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Souter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Souter, who landed in New York in 1832
  • William Souter, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879
  • Rengenlann Souter, who arrived in Arkansas in 1888

Souter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Souter arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  • Joseph Souter, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Macedon"
  • Charles Souter, aged 26, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"

Souter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Souter landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Charles Souter, aged 44, a baker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Elizabeth Souter, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Betsy Souter, aged 21, a dressmaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Ann Souter, aged 17, a dressmaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Souter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Souter (post 1700)



  • Dale Souter, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1938; Circuit Judge in Michigan 17th Circuit, 1943-59
  • Clyde D. Souter, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1936, 1944, 1948; Nevada Republican State Chair, 1937
  • Alfred E. Souter, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Board of Agriculture, 1913
  • David Hackett Souter (b. 1939), American Rhodes Scholar and Associate Supreme Court Justice from 1990 to 2009
  • Sir Brian Souter (b. 1954), Scottish businessman and philanthropist, founder of Megabus, and the train operating company South West Trains
  • Alexander Souter (1873-1949), Scottish biblical scholar
  • Camille Souter (b. 1929), Irish (English-born) artist
  • Richard Michael Thomas Souter (1914-1997), 25th Baron Audley

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm

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. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Souter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Souter 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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