Last name: SOUTER

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SOUTER : This last name is indexed 29,227 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SOUTER : 1: English: occupational name from Middle English souter(e) suter(e) ‘shoemaker cobbler’ (Old English sūtere from Latin sūtor an agent derivative of suere ‘to sew’). In early Modern English pronunciation of the name would regularly develop from /su:ter/ to /sautə(r)/ (rhyming with outer) or to /sutə(r)/ as in Sutter. In Scots however it remained unchanged with the spelling -ou- representing /u/. In parts of southern England it seems also to have remained as /u:/; see Suter (2).2: Americanized form of German Sauter a cognate of 1 above.3: Flemish (De Souter): occupational name for a producer or seller of salt from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch sout ‘salt’.

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