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The people known in ancient Scotland as the Picts were the forefathers of the Suiter family. It 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.

Suiter Early Origins



The surname Suiter 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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Suiter Spelling Variations


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Suiter Spelling Variations



Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Suiter has been written Souter, Suter, Sutar, Souttar, Soutar, Sutter, Shuter and many more.

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Suiter Early History


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Suiter Early History



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

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Suiter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Suiter Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Suiter 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



Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Suiter:

Suiter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Israel Suiter, aged 24, who emigrated to America, in 1893
  • Lizzie Suiter, aged 28, who landed in America from Ireland, in 1893
  • Maggie Suiter, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Robert Suiter, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893

Suiter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wm. Suiter, aged 66, who settled in America from Belfast, in 1903
  • Elizabeth Suiter, aged 61, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • James A. Suiter, aged 62, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • James Suiter, aged 9, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Harrison Suiter, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suiter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Suiter arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sydenham" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Suiter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Suiter (post 1700)



  • Amy Suiter, American interim head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders softball team
  • Gary G. Suiter (1945-1982), American professional basketball player
  • Ernest B. Suiter, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1924

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. 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).
    5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    8. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    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. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
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    The Suiter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Suiter 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 21 November 2016 at 12:25.

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