Sugden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sugden family

The surname Sugden was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire at Sugden, "some small spot, which I have failed to identify." [1] One of the earliest records of the name was William de Sugden who was listed in the Feet of Fines of Yorkshire in 1362. [2] Another source claims that the name was originally from Sussex. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Robertus de Sugden; Willelmus Sugden; and Robertus de Sugdeyn. [1]

Early History of the Sugden family

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Sugden Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sugden, Suggden, Sudgen, Sugdene and others.

Early Notables of the Sugden family (pre 1700)

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United States Sugden migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sugden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John, Jonas, and Sarah Sugden, with child, who, who settled in New York State in 1820
  • Anderson, David, George, John, and Joseph Sugden, all, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1847 and 1868

Australia Sugden migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Sugden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Edward Sugden, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Mr. Charles Sugden, English convict who was convicted in Leeds, Yorkshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Augusta Jessie" on 27 September 1834, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]
  • Mr. William Sugden, British Convict who was convicted in York, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 5th November 1835, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land)1836 [5]
  • Mr. John Sugden, English convict who was convicted in York, Yorkshire, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Emerald Isle" on 25th June 1842, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sugden (post 1700) +

  • Kent Sugden Ph.D., American Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Montana
  • W. S. Sugden, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1912 [7]
  • Thomas Sugden, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Hartland, 1822, 1828, 1836 [7]
  • Joseph J. Sugden, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Yates County, 1956; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960 [7]
  • Gilbert T. Sugden, American politician, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 28th New York District, 1932 [7]
  • Elisha Sugden, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Canton, 1828 [7]
  • Rhian Marie Sugden (b. 1986), English lingerie and glamour model
  • Philip Sugden (1947-2014), English historian, best known for his excessive studies of Jack the Ripper case
  • John Goldthorp Sugden, English Headmaster, Wellingborough School
  • Tim Sugden, English professional racer and team owner from Leeds, England who won the 2005 Porsche Cup
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Dorsetshire
  • Peter Woodhouse Sugden (d. 1945), British Engine Room Artificer 4th Class aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [8]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Thomas John Sugden, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales (1941) and died in the sinking [9]
  • Mr. Frank Sugden (b. 1921), English Able Seaman from England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales (1941) and survived the sinking [9]


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/augusta-jessie
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 28th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1835
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 27th March 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/emily
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  9. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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