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Sauter Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a shoemaker or cobbler (one who sews leather), Middle High German suter (from Latin sutor, an agent derivative of suere ‘to sew’). English: variant of Salter. Dutch: occupational name for a producer or seller of salt, from an agent derivative of zout ‘salt’. Compare Salter 1.

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


Similar surnames: Souter, Salter, Suter, Hauter, Mauter, Sauser, Lauter, Santer, Sauber

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Where is the Sauter family from?

You can see how Sauter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sauter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sauter families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 13 Sauter families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Sauter's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sauter families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sauter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sauter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Sauter. 86% of Sauter men worked as a Farmer.

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*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 1921

  • Farmer
    86%
  • Manager
    15%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Sauter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sauter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sauter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Sauter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sauter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Sauter in 1944 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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