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Sunter Early Origins



The surname Sunter 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.

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Sunter Spelling Variations


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Sunter Spelling Variations



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

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Sunter Early History


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Sunter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sunter research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1301, 1455, 1487, 1363, 1378, 1331, 1416 and 1427 are included under the topic Early Sunter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sunter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sunter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sunter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sunter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Sunter, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Bridget Sunter, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Stephen Sunter, who arrived in Virginia in 1700

Sunter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John H Sunter, who arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Joseph Sunter, aged 23, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1854

Sunter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Sunter, English Convict from Durham, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  • Janet Sunter, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Sunter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sunter Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 18 November 2014 at 14:18.

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