Suther History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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."

Important Dates for the Suther family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Suther research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1584, 1660, 1746, 1660, 1676, 1678 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Suther History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Suther Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Southern, Sotherton, Sotherne, Sotheron and others.

Early Notables of the Suther family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Southern or Soowthern ( fl. 1584), and English "poetaster, seems to have been born in England, and was doubtless connected with...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Suther Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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 106 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

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)

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