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An ancient Scottish people known as the Picts were the forefathers of the Sutor family. Sutor 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.

Sutor Early Origins



The surname Sutor 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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Sutor Spelling Variations


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Sutor Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Sutor include Souter, Suter, Sutar, Souttar, Soutar, Sutter, Shuter and many more.

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Sutor Early History


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Sutor Early History



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

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Sutor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sutor Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sutor Notables 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



Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North Ameri ca. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Sutor:

Sutor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Sutor, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853
  • James Sutor, who landed in Minnesota in 1877

Sutor Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean Coradt Sutor, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sutor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sutor (post 1700)



  • Martin P. Sutor, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 19th District, 1956

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    10. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
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    The Sutor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sutor 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 8 December 2015 at 10:56.

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