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Where did the English Sulton family come from? What is the English Sulton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sulton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sulton family history?The name Sulton has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in an area that was referred to as the south down. The surname may also refer to the valley where the sows were kept. In either occasion the surname denotes a place-name in the county of Devon.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Sulton have been found, including Sowdon, Sowden, Sowton, Sowten and others.
First found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Sowton, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sulton research. Another 236 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sulton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Sulton, or a variant listed above:
Sulton Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Sulton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sulton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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