Sutton, de Suttoun An English surname of territorial origin, a place name very common in England. From the Old English meaning the place (south of the village). This family established itself in Wexford until they were dispossessed during the Cromwellian period. In 1890 the name was principally found in Dublin, Wexford and Cork, and the estimated number of bearers was 1,210. In the United States Sutton is the 283rd most numerous surname with an estimated 104,500 bearers. In England and Wales in 1996 it was the 193rd most numerous surname.