Souter Family History

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Souter Name Meaning

Scottish and English: occupational name for a cobbler or shoemaker, Middle English soutere, sutere (from Latin sutor, an agent derivative of suere ‘to sew’). Altered spelling of the German cognate Sauter, or of Suter.

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

Similar surnames: Sauter, Suter, Potter, Kolter, Colter, Soper, Stutes, Sorter, Hoster

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Souter Family Origin

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Souter Family Occupations

What did your Souter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Souter. 3% of Souter men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Souter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Souter were Farmer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Plumber
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Souter Historical Records

What Souter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Souter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Souter 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Souter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Souter. For the veterans among your Souter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Souter Life Expectancy

What is the average Souter lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Souter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Souter in 1945 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Souter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Souter 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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