Sutton

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sutton

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  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Sutton means "The slayer of god" and is of Unknown origin.
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Wiktionary

From Old English suþ (“south”) + tun (“town”)

  1. Any of a number of towns
  2. A town in south London, and a London Borough within Greater London.
  3. A habitational surname​

Notable Persons Named Sutton

Sutton Foster is an actress, singer, and dancer. Her ongoing career started in 1990. Sutton was given the name Sutton Lenore Foster on March 18th, 1975 in Statesboro, Georgia, U.S.

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Sutton E. Griggs was an african-american literature and western (genre) novelist, minister, theologian, minister (christianity), and theology. Sutton was born on June 19th, 1872 in Chatfield, Texas. He passed away on January 2nd, 1933.

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Sutton was born on November 9th, 1888. He died on June 15th, 1963.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sutton

Frank was born Frank Spencer Sutton on October 23rd, 1923 in Clarksville, Tennessee, U.S. He passed away on June 28th, 1974.

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Chris Sutton is a soccer player for the Norwich City F.C., Blackburn Rovers F.C., Chelsea F.C., Celtic F.C., Birmingham City F.C., Aston Villa F.C., Wroxham F.C., England national under-21 football team, England national football B team, and England national football team. Chris was born on March 10th, 1973 in Nottingham, England.

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Popcorn Sutton was a moonshiner and moonshine. Popcorn was given the name Marvin Sutton on October 5th, 1946 in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, United States. He breathed his last breath on March 16th, 2009.

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Dudley Sutton is an actor. He was most prominent from 1964 to present. Dudley was born on April 6th, 1933 in Surrey.

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Don Sutton is a baseball player. Don was born on April 2nd, 1945 in Clio, Alabama.

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Percy Sutton was a civil-rights activist, entrepreneur, lawyer, and african-american civil rights movement (1954–68). His career lasted from 1966 to 1977. His military service ended in 1945. Percy was born on November 24th, 1920 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He passed away on December 26th, 2009.

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How popular is the baby name Sutton in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 7 0 7
1914 5 0 5
1917 5 0 5
1919 5 0 5
1963 20 20 0
1964 12 12 0
1965 11 11 0
1966 6 6 0
1967 7 7 0
1970 8 8 0
1971 5 5 0
1972 6 6 0
1973 5 0 5
1980 8 0 8
1983 6 0 6
1984 5 5 0
1985 23 8 15
1986 14 5 9
1987 19 7 12
1988 20 7 13
1989 7 0 7
1990 21 7 14
1991 29 13 16
1992 23 11 12
1993 33 15 18
1994 41 10 31
1995 31 8 23
1996 36 15 21
1997 49 18 31
1998 48 15 33
1999 67 25 42
2000 61 20 41
2001 56 25 31
2002 69 33 36
2003 107 46 61
2004 89 35 54
2005 109 40 69
2006 115 47 68
2007 160 42 118
2008 192 47 145
2009 171 51 120
2010 171 51 120
2011 198 73 125
2012 404 243 161
2013 500 316 184
2014 567 361 206
2015 640 423 217
2016 678 432 246
2017 775 498 277

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Popularity of Sutton as a first name

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Popularity of Sutton as a last name

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Common last names for Sutton

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sutton U.S.
  White 72.77% 64.26%
  African American 21.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sutton

People with the last name Sutton are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Sutton

  • How Popular is the name Sutton? Sutton is the 3,500th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sutton was the 341st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sutton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,644 babies born with the first name Sutton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sutton to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sutton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Sutton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sutton is Monday, September 17th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Sutton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sutton was in 2017 with a total of 498 babies.
  • Random Sutton Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sutton is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Sutton: Your name in reverse order is Nottus. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Stunto. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sutton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 90,964 people with the last name Sutton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sutton? Sutton was ranked as the 341st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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