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The roots of the ancient Scottish name Suits are found among the people of a tribe known as the Picts. Suits 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.

Suits Early Origins



The surname Suits 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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Suits Spelling Variations


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Suits Spelling Variations



The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Suits has been spelled Souter, Suter, Sutar, Souttar, Soutar, Sutter, Shuter and many more.

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Suits Early History


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Suits Early History



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

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Suits Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Suits Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Suits Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Suits:

Suits Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H. L. B. Suits, aged 19, who settled in New York, in 1892

Suits Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary E. Suits, aged 39, who emigrated to Medford, MA, in 1914
  • Charles Hepburn Suits, aged 51, who emigrated to Santa Monica, Calif., in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Suits (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Suits (post 1700)



  • Chauncey Guy Suits (1905-1991), American director of the General Electric (GE) Research Laboratory, and a founding member of the National Academy of Engineering
  • Julia Suits, American contributing cartoonist for The New Yorker
  • Bryan Suits, American war veteran and talk radio host, recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart
  • Rebecca Suits, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 2008 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Fred Suits, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1948 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Suits Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Suits 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 1 February 2016 at 08:55.

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