Suttle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Suttle family

The surname Suttle was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1] indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Settle held by Norman noble Roger le Poitvan who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Settle is a charming town on the River Ribble.

Early History of the Suttle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Suttle research. Another 46 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1900, 1575, 1593, 1575, 1648 and 1724 are included under the topic Early Suttle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Suttle Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Settle, Settles, Settel, Settels and others.

Early Notables of the Suttle family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Settle (fl. 1575-1593), an English divine who matriculated as pensioner at Queens' College, Cambridge, in 1575, but left...
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Suttle Ranking

In the United States, the name Suttle is the 7,715th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]


United States Suttle migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Suttle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ann Suttle, who settled in Maryland in 1666
  • John Suttle, who arrived in Virginia in 1669
  • John Suttle, who arrived in Maryland in 1675
Suttle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicho Suttle, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [3]
Suttle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W M Suttle, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]
  • C Suttle, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]
  • C. Suttle, who arrived in San Francisco in 1851
  • G. Suttle, who settled in San Francisco in 1856
  • G Suttle, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1856 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Suttle migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Suttle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Andrew Suttle, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • Henry Suttle, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • Joseph Suttle, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • Fred K. Suttle, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

Australia Suttle migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Suttle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Suttle, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega" [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Suttle (post 1700) +

  • Kellie Suttle (b. 1973), American silver medalist track and field athlete at the 1999 Pan American Games
  • Dorwin Wallace Suttle (1906-2001), United States federal judge
  • George Suttle, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate, 1902, 1910 [5]
  • Ken Suttle (1928-2005), English cricketer
  • Eugene Francis "Frank" Suttle (1909-1989), Irish Comptroller and Auditor General for the Republic of Ireland (1964 to 1973)


Suggested Readings for the name Suttle +

  • The Settle-Suttle Family by William Emmet Reese.

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Omega.htm
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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