Sulton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Sulton family
The surname Sulton was 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.
Early History of the Sulton family
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Sulton Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Sulton family (pre 1700)
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Sulton migration to the United States +
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 United States in the 18th Century
- James Sulton, who arrived in America in 1744 
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)