Sauter Family History

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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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Sauter Family Origin

Where is the Sauter family from?

Sauter Family Occupations

What did your Sauter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sauter occupation in Canada was Cabinet Maker. 67% of Sauter's were Cabinet Makers. Cabinet Maker and Stone Cutter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sauter.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Stone Cutter


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

Sauter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Sauter Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sauter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sauter 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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