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Sutter Family History

Sutter Name Meaning
English and South German: occupational name for a shoemaker or cobbler (rarely a tailor), from Middle English suter, souter, Middle High German suter, sutære (from Latin sutor, an agent derivative of suere ‘to sew’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

246,732 Historical Documents with Sutter on Ancestry.com
78,937 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,944 Military Records
7,704 Immigration Records
51,216 Census and Voter Lists
98,931 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sutter Families

  • Number of Sutter families
     94 - 185
     32 - 93
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sutter families
     27 - 52
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sutter families
     19 - 36
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Sutter census records

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Sutter Family Origin

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Sutter Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Sutter families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Sutter

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Sutter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sutter census records

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Sutter Civil War Service Records

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