The English surname Sutton, also found in Ireland, is an habitational name from any of the numerous places called Sutton. The place name Sutton is derived from the Old English terms suð meaning “south” and tun meaning “enclosure, and settlement.” The name is first recorded in 1086 when Ketel de Sudtone is registered in the Domesday Book of Lincolnshire. The surname appears a number of times in the 1379 Poll Tax Records of Yorkshire as "de Sutton", the "de" prefix meaning "of". Interesting name bearers include Oliver Sutton (deceased 1299) bishop of Lincoln, 1280 - 1299, who joined Archbishop Winchelsey in resisting the taxation imposed by Edward 1 in 1296.
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