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Sumner meaning and name origin
Sumner \s(u)-mner, sum-ner\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sumner is "one who serves a summons". Occupational name for a medieval legal official. In Geoffrey Chaucer's well-known "Canterbury Tales", a summoner is one of the pilgrims headed to Canterbury. Entrepreneur Sumner Redstone.
Similar baby names are Stoner, Miner, Munir, Muneir, Muneer, Simone, Simen, Skinner and Suman.
Popularity of Sumner
Sumner is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1563 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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