Meaning and Origin of: Sumner
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First name origins & meanings:
- French : Summoner
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Last name origin & meaning:
- English : occupational name for a summoner, an official who was responsible for ensuring the appearance of witnesses in court, Middle English sumner, sumnor.
- William Sumner came to Dorchester, MA, from England in about 1635. His descendants include U.S. Senator Charles Sumner, a major force in the struggle to end slavery, who was born in 1811 in Boston.