Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.
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Related and similar surnamesSumter
The Sumpter surname in historical dictionaries
An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)
A teamster or groom who drives beasts of burden. A "sumpter-horse," a horse which carries necessaries for a journey.