Suhr History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Suhr family

The surname Suhr was first found in Austria, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region. The family, which originated from the Sau river region, became prominent in local affairs in the Krain, Carinthian, and Styrian regions. Dieteri Galleri was the first to take on this name, and according to chronicles, appeared under the name Caspar Sauer as early as 1313. They branched into many cadet houses which played important roles in the national conflicts, as each group sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Early History of the Suhr family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Suhr research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1630, 1648, and 1668 are included under the topic Early Suhr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Suhr Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sauer, Sauerer, Sour, Sourer, Sauers, Sours, Zauer and many more.

Early Notables of the Suhr family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Suhr were Georg Sauer von Kosiach, who became in 1556 the general of the Croatian border and commander of Carlstadt. His brother was a general...
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United States Suhr migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Suhr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Suhr, aged 30, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1848 [1]
  • Eduard Suhr, aged 18, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Charlotte Suhr, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Joachim Suhr, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Gregoir Suhr, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Suhr (post 1700) +

  • Rick Suhr (b. 1967), American Olympic level pole vaulting coach
  • August Richard "Gus" Suhr (1906-2004), American Major League Baseball first baseman
  • Jennifer "Jenn" Suhr (b. 1982), American ten-time gold medalist women's pole vaulter
  • Otto Suhr (1894-1957), German politician as a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany
  • Marianne Suhr MRICS (b. 1969), English chartered surveyor, writer, and expert on historic buildings
  • Alex Suhr (1898-1964), Danish film actor who appeared in 32 films
  • Martin August Sophus Suhr (1893-1958), Danish boxer who competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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