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Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. SATH-ər(Old English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsSatterthwaite, Satherthwaite, Satterthwater

Meaning & History

Sather is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the ancient chapelry of Satterthwaite found near Hawkeshead in Lancashire. This surname was originally derived from the Old English elements soetr meaning shield and pveit meaning pasture. The village dates back to at least 1336 when it was listed as Sterthwayt.
Added 10/17/2020 by amanh