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Sumpter Surname Origin
A teamster or groom who drives beasts of burden. A 'sumpter-horse,' a horse which carries necessaries for a journey.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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