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  • Abby Carpenter (1803 - 1853)
  • Pvt. Abraham Sutton (1741 - 1790)
    Revolutionary War Veteran: Abraham Suttonby J. Richard Sutton, 1295 W. Dogwood Ct, Marion, IN 46952Abraham Sutton, born 22 March 1739, Somerset County, New Jersey, died 1790, Washington County, Pennsyl...
  • Addie Cordar (1905 - 1988)
    Addie Sutton Cordar BIRTH 12 Mar 1905 DEATH 24 Jun 1988 (aged 83) BURIAL Key Cemetery Falkville, Morgan County, Alabama, USA MEMORIAL ID 78556545 · View SourceMEMORIAL PHOTOS 1 FLOWERS 0 Family Member...
  • Agnes de Snede (c.1424 - 1525)
  • Agnes de Sutton (c.1277 - 1340)
    Primary Sources14 Kal. Nov. 1331 Avignon. (f. 472.) To the archbishop of York. Mandate to grant a dispensation to Geoffrey Luterell, knight, and Agnes, daughter of the late Richard de Sotton, knight , ...

About the Sutton surname


English locational name from any of the places so called, widespread in England; for example, Sutton in Bedfordshire, which appears as "Sudtone" in the Domesday Book of 1086. These placenames derive from the Olde English pre 7th Century elements "suth", south and "tun", an enclosure or village, a common placename element in England. Hence, the name means "the settlement of a main village". The surname dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 (see below) while Alnod Suttuna was recorded in 1086 in Cambridgeshire in Ancient Records of Ely. The surname appears a number of times in the 1379 Poll Tax Records of Yorkshire as "de Sutton", the "de" prefix meaning "of". Interesting namebearers include Oliver Sutton (deceased 1299) bishop of Lincoln, 1280 - 1299, who joined Archbishop Winchelsey in resisting the taxation imposed by Edward 1 in 1296; Thomas Sutton (1532 - 1611) founder of the Charterhouse, London, who was thought to be the richest commoner in England; & Robert Sutton (1594 - 1668) first Baron Lexington, who fought on the side of Charles 1. Families named Sutton were granted a total of forty-nine Coats of Arms. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ketel de Sudtone, which was dated 1086, in the Domesday Book of Lincolnshire, during the reign of King William 1, known as "William the Conqueror", 1066 - 1087.