Suitor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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An ancient Scottish people known as the Picts were the forefathers of the Suitor family. Suitor 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 Suitor family
The surname Suitor 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 Suitor family
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Suitor Spelling Variations
During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Suitor include Souter, Suter, Sutar, Souttar, Soutar, Sutter, Shuter and many more.
Early Notables of the Suitor family (pre 1700)
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Suitor migration to Canada +
Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Suitor:
Suitor Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. James Suitor U.E., (Sutter) (b. 1731) who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1817 
Contemporary Notables of the name Suitor (post 1700) +
- Harry D. Suitor (d. 1945), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Niagara County 2nd District, 1934-45 
- Frederick W. Suitor, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1924 
Related Stories +
- ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html