Early Origins of the Suther family
The surname Suther was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Sotherton, some say before the Norman Conquest
in 1066. This local
name was derived from the term "the southern" meaning "from the south" and from the Middle English word "sothern." Perhaps Chaucer in his famous Canterbury Tales sums up this surname best "But trusteth wel, I am a sothern man."
Early History of the Suther family
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Suther Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Southern, Sotherton, Sotherne, Sotheron and others.
Early Notables of the Suther family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Suther family to Ireland
Some of the Suther family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 111 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Suther family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Isaac Southern who settled in Barbados in 1661; James Southern settled in Virginia in 1635; John in 1620; Leonard in 1670.
Contemporary Notables of the name Suther (post 1700)
- Thomas George Spink Suther (1814-1883), Scottish Episcopalian clergyman, Bishop of Aberdeen (1857-1865) and Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney (1865-1883)