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Sutter Family History

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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Where is the Sutter family from?

You can see how Sutter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sutter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sutter families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 40 Sutter families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Sutter's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sutter families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sutter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sutter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Sutter. 47% of Sutter 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
    47%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Teamster
    8%
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What Sutter family records will you find?

Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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