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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sutcliffe

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Alt. Meaning

S is for serene, your calm time.

U is for upstanding, the honorable way to be

T is for tough, for you are not easily broken

C is for confident, no doubts here!

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

I is for intense, your zest of living.

F is for festive, the youth of your spirit.

F is for fabulous, yes the fabulous you!

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sutcliffe

Peter Sutcliffe is a criminal. Peter is also known as The Yorkshire Ripper and Peter William Coonan.


Stuart Sutcliffe was a painter and musician. Stuart was given the name Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe on June 23rd, 1940 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He breathed his last breath on April 10th, 1962.


David was born on June 8th, 1969 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.


Rick Sutcliffe is a baseball player. Rick was born on June 21st, 1956 in Independence, Missouri.



Herbert Sutcliffe was a cricketer. Herbert was born on November 24th, 1894 in Summerbridge, North Yorkshire. He died on January 22nd, 1978.


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Popularity of Sutcliffe as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sutcliffe U.S.
  White 93.21% 64.26%
  African American 0.87% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.09% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.50% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sutcliffe

People with the last name Sutcliffe are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Sutcliffe

  • How Popular is the name Sutcliffe? As a last name Sutcliffe was the 13,790th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Sutcliffe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Sutcliffe is Thursday, July 16th, 1885.
  • How unique is the name Sutcliffe? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Sutcliffe. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Sutcliffe: Your name in reverse order is Effilctus. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Efiulfsct. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sutcliffe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,193 people with the last name Sutcliffe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sutcliffe? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sutcliffe as their last name since less than 1 person in 135k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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