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Where did the Scottish Sutor family come from? What is the Scottish Sutor family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sutor family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sutor family history?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.
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.
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.
More information is included under the topic Early Sutor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North America. 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 the United States in the 19th Century
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.
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