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Suiter Family History

Suiter Name Meaning

South German (Bavaria): occupational name for a shoemaker from a metathesized form of Middle High German siuter (compare Sauter ). English (Norfolk): variant of Suter .

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


Similar surnames: Sutter, Suter, Seiter, Sluiter, Seider, Raiter, Kuter, Suttner

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Where is the Suiter family from?

You can see how Suiter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Suiter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Suiter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Suiter families living in Alberta. This was about 55% of all the recorded Suiter's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Suiter families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Suiter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Suiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Suiter. 29% of Suiter men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Suiter women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Suiter were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
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What Suiter family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Suiter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Suiter 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 525 immigration records available for the last name Suiter. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Suiter. For the veterans among your Suiter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Suiter lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Suiter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Suiter in 1953 was 46, and 69 in 2004.

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