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Origins Available: Dutch, German


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Spelling variations of this family name include: Sutphin, Zutphen, van Zutphen, Zutphin, van Zutphin, Sutphen, Suttphin, Suttphen, Zuttphen, Zuttphin, Sutfen, Zutfen, Sutven, Zutven, Suutphin, Suutphen, Zuutphin, Zuutphen, Soutphin, Soutphen, Zoutphin, Zoutphen, Zootphin, Zootphen, Sootphin, Sootphen, van Sutphen, vam Sutphin and many more.

First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sutphin research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1757 and 1838 are included under the topic Early Sutphin History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sutphin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Dirck Jans Van Sutphin, who came to Long Island in 1651

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  • Albert C. Sutphin (1895-1974), nicknamed "the man in the red necktie, " American sports promoter and businessman in Cleveland, Ohio, one of the founders of the Ice Capades
  • William Halstead Sutphin (1887-1972), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey (1931-1943)
  • Dudley Vanness Sutphin Ph.D., (1875-1926), American attorney and judge, a French Legion of Honor medal winner
  • Irving Sutphin, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Boone County, 1923-24
  • Howard Sutphin, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Queens County 4th District, 1913
  • Benjamin C. Sutphin, American politician, Mayor of Jennings, Missouri; Elected 2007
  • Arthur V. P. Sutphin, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1839-41
  • A. C. Sutphin, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Raleigh County, 1927-30
  • John B. Sutphin, American Republican politician, Mayor of Duluth, Minnesota, 1886-89
  • S. S. Sutphin (d. 1917), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Raleigh County, 1907-08; Chair of Raleigh County Republican Party, 1917

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  2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
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  8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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The Sutphin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sutphin 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.

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