Suttles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Suttles family

The surname Suttles 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 Suttles family

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

Suttles Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Suttles 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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United States Suttles migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Suttles Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Kathlean Suttles, aged 22, destined for Atlanta, Ga., arrived in New York in 1915 aboard the ship "Santa Marta" from Cristobal, C.Z. [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Suttles (post 1700) +

  • Wayne Suttles (1918-2005), American anthropologist and linguist
  • George "Mule" Suttles (1901-1966), American first baseman and outfielder in Negro league baseball, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006
  • Duncan Suttles (b. 1945), American-born, Canadian International Grandmaster of Chess

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch ( : 6 December 2014), Kathlean Suttles, 23 Sep 1915; citing departure port Cristobal, C.Z., arrival port New York, ship name Santa Marta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). on Facebook
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