Suter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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

Early Origins of the Suter family

The surname Suter 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.

Important Dates for the Suter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Suter research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1375, 1422, 1438, and 1663 are included under the topic Early Suter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Suter 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. Suter has been spelled Souter, Suter, Sutar, Souttar, Soutar, Sutter, Shuter and many more.

Early Notables of the Suter family (pre 1700)

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

Suter migration to the United States

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 Suter:

Suter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Simon Suter, who arrived in Virginia in 1698 [1]
Suter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Verena Suter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Hans Suter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Hans Jacob Suter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Heinrich Suter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • John Suter, who arrived in Maryland in 1747
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Suter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Suter, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 [1]
  • James Suter, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 [1]
  • Yost Suter, who arrived in Ohio in 1884 [1]

Suter migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Suter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Ellen Suter, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [2]
  • Emma Suter, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [3]
  • Sarah Suter, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [4]
  • Homas Suter, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [4]
  • Edward Suter, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Suter (post 1700)

  • William K Suter (b. 1937), 19th Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • June Suter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1956, 1960 (alternate), 1964 (alternate) [6]
  • J. W. Suter, American Democrat politician, Chair of Clark County Democratic Party, 1949 [6]
  • H. Clay Suter, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1912 [6]
  • A. E. Suter, American politician, Village President of Libertyville, Illinois, 1935-42 [6]
  • Robert M Suter Ph.D., Professor of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Patric Suter (b. 1977), Swiss hammer thrower
  • Dr. Henry Suter (1841-1918), New Zealand zoologist, naturalist and palaeontologist
  • Heinrich Suter (1848-1922), German Mathematician

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Citations

  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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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