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The SUTER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,461 5802 0.002 20
United States (1880 census) 1,426 4003 0.003 29
Change since 1880 +4035 -1799 -0.001 -9
Other Countries
Australia 439 3618 0.003 27
United Kingdom 1,155 4679 0.003 25

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Classification and Origin of SUTER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the SUTER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the SUTER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of SUTER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 85 1.56
White (Hispanic) 56 1.03
Mixed Race 52 0.95
Asian/Pacific 43 0.79
Native American/Alaskan 21 0.38
White (Caucasian) 5,204 95.29

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the SUTER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of SUTER in historical publications

A shoemaker, one who sews or stitches.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

SUTER. See Souter.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to SUTER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as SUTER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for SUTER

The following words are slight variants of SUTER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.