Suggs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Suggs family

The surname Suggs was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1185 when Richard Sugge held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Suggs family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Suggs research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Suggs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Suggs Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Suggs, Sugge, Sugs, Suges and others.

Early Notables of the Suggs family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Suggs family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


Contemporary Notables of the name Suggs (post 1700) +

  • Louise Suggs (1923-2015), American Hall of Fame professional golfer, co-founder of LPGA
  • Don Suggs (b. 1945), American artist
  • Shafer Suggs (b. 1953), American former NFL and CFL football safety who played from 1976 to 1983
  • Joshua Taylor Suggs (b. 1989), American professional soccer player
  • Terrell Raymonn Suggs (b. 1982), American football outside linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2011)
  • Lee Ernest Suggs Jr. (b. 1980), American former NFL football running back who played from 2003 to 2006
  • Mae Louise Suggs (b. 1923), American golfer with 58 tour victories, inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame and the LPGA Hall of Fame, one of the founders of the LPGA Tour
  • George Franklin Suggs (1882-1949), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1908 to 1915
  • Joseph M. Suggs Jr., American Democrat politician, Connecticut State Treasurer, 1993-95; Appointed 1993 [1]
  • J. E. Suggs, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1960 [1]
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

USS Arizona
  • Mr. William Alfred Suggs, American Seaman First Class from Florida, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [2]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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