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Where did the Scottish Sutterfield family come from? What is the Scottish Sutterfield family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sutterfield family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sutterfield family history?

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

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Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Sutterfield has been spelled Souter, Suter, Sutar, Souttar, Soutar, Sutter, Shuter and many more.

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

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More information is included under the topic Early Sutterfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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 Sutterfield: Frederick Souter who arrived in Philadelphia in 1753; Nicholas Sowter settled in Philadelphia in 1733; Martin Suter settled in Carolina in 1771 with his three children..

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The Sutterfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sutterfield 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 27 October 2010 at 13:59.

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