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
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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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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 
Jimmie Lee Sumpter Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 8th District, 1966 
Dick Sumpter, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1972 
Diane Sumpter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 2000