Suter Family History

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Suter Name Meaning

English and Dutch: occupational name from Middle English suter, souter, Middle Dutch sutter ‘shoemaker’ (Latin sutor). German: variant of Sauter.

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


Similar surnames: Sutter, Souter, Sauter, Sutor, Luter, Suiter, Kuter, Super, Summer

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Suter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Suter name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Suter. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    49%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    16%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Suter Family Origin

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Suter Family Occupations

What did your Suter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Suter. A less common occupation for the Suter family was Carpenter. The most common Suter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Suter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Suter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Suter Historical Records

What Suter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Suter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Suter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Suter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Suter. For the veterans among your Suter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Suter Life Expectancy

What is the average Suter lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Suter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Suter in 1945 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Suter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Suter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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