History of your Surname
Get access to Suter family records.Start a free trial

Suter Family History

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

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Suter family from?

You can see how Suter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Suter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Suter families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Suter families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 24% of all the recorded Suter's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Suter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Suter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Suter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Suter. 16% of Suter men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Suter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Suter were Carpenter and Housework.

View Census data for Suter | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Suter family records will you find?

Census Records

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.

Search US census records for Suter

Passenger Lists

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.

View all Suter immigration records

Draft Cards

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.

View all Suter military records

You've only scratched the surface of Suter family history.

Discover More

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

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Suter family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial