Sutter Family History

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Sutter Name Meaning

English and South German: occupational name for a shoemaker or cobbler (rarely a tailor), from Middle English suter, souter, Middle High German suter, sutære (from Latin sutor, an agent derivative of suere ‘to sew’).

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

Similar surnames: Suter, Hutter, Mutter, Setter, Butter, Nutter, Cutter, Shutter

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Sutter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sutter name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Sutter Family Origin

Where is the Sutter family from?

Sutter Family Occupations

What did your Sutter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Miller and Editor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sutter. A less common occupation for the Sutter family was Farm Laborer. The most common Sutter occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Sutter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Miller

  • Editor

  • Farm Laborer


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

Sutter Historical Records

What Sutter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Sutter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sutter 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Sutter. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Sutter. For the veterans among your Sutter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sutter Life Expectancy

What is the average Sutter lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Sutter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sutter in 1943 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sutter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sutter 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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