Sutton (surname)

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Sutton is an English-language surname of England and Ireland.[1] One origin is from Anglo-Saxon where it is derived from sudh, suth,[2] or suð,[3] and tun referring to the generic placename "Southtown".[4] Note that almost every county in England contains one or more placenames bearing the prefix "Sutton".[5] The Domesday Book (1086) contains the first recorded spelling of the surname as "Ketel de Sudtone"; "Suttuna" also appeared in 1086 in records from Ely, Cambridgeshire.[2] In 1379 tax records, the surname appears as "de Sutton" ("of Southtown").[2] One source refers to the origin as being Anglo-Norman, with the name itself derived as described above, from Anglo-Saxon terms.[6]

Related surnames include early variants "de Sudtone" (1086),[2] "Suttuna" (1086),[2] "de Sutton" (1379),[2] and "de Sutun".[6] Additional variants include "Suton" and "Suttone".[5]

This surname is shared by the following notable people:

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  • Thomas Sutton (1532–1611), British merchant and civil servant

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  1. ^ Seary, E.; Kirwin, William (1998). Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. p. 504. ISBN 9780773567412. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Sutton Last Name Origin". The Internet Surname Database. Name Origin Research. Retrieved 30 Jun 2015. 
  3. ^ Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. 2013. Sutton Name Meaning – via 
  4. ^ "Where does the name 'Sutton' originate from?". Sutton Family History. Bernie Quigley. Retrieved 30 Jun 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Sutton Family Crest and History". Arms & Badges: History, Heraldry & Community!. Celtic Radio Network. Retrieved 30 Jun 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "The Sutton Clan Coat of Arms (Family Crest) and History". IrishGathering. Gathering the Irish Diaspora Limited. Retrieved 30 Jun 2015.