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Suther Early Origins



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."

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Suther Spelling Variations


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Suther Spelling Variations



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

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Suther Early History


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Suther Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Suther research. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1296 is included under the topic Early Suther History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Suther Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Suther Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Suther In Ireland


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Suther In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Suther (post 1700)


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Suther Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Suther 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 6 July 2014 at 15:23.

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