Sumpter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sumpter family

The surname Sumpter was first found in Berkshire 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 1206 when Roger le Summeter held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Sumpter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sumpter research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1301, 1455, 1487, 1363, 1378, 1331, 1416 and 1427 are included under the topic Early Sumpter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sumpter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sumpter, Sunter, Summeter, Sompter and others.

Early Notables of the Sumpter family (pre 1700)

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United States Sumpter migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sumpter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Henry Sumpter, aged 50, who landed in America from Chester, England, in 1907
  • Sarah A. Sumpter, aged 50, who landed in America from Chester, England, in 1907
  • John Sumpter, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Thomas Sumpter, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Martin Sumpter, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Sumpter (post 1700) +

  • Anthony B. Sumpter (1922-2017), American NFL football guard who played two seasons with the Chicago Rockets (1946-1947)
  • Curtis Sumpter (b. 1984), American professional basketball player
  • Euphemia "Tika" Sumpter (b. 1982), American actress, known for her roles as Layla Williamson on One Life to Live
  • Jeremy Sumpter (b. 1989), American television and film actor, best known for his title role in the 2003 live action film Peter Pan and the recurring role of J. D. McCoy in the NBC television series Friday Night Lights (2008–2010)
  • Bobby G Sumpter Ph.D., of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Barry Sumpter (b. 1965), American former professional basketball player
  • T. W. Sumpter, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1916 [1]
  • Jimmie Lee Sumpter Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 8th District, 1966 [1]
  • Dick Sumpter, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1972 [1]
  • Diane Sumpter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 2000 [1]
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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