For award-winning, internationally-acclaimed author Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-92). By Anthony Lawton: godson, cousin & literary executor. Rosemary Sutcliff wrote historical fiction, children's literature and books, films, TV & radio, including The Eagle of the Ninth, Sword at Sunset, Song for a Dark Queen, The Mark of the Horse Lord, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, Dawn Wind, Blue Remembered Hills.
Sutcliff families lived mainly in the North in the 1890s in England and Wales. (Courtesy Ancestry). With an ‘e’, Sutcliff is a place-based name from any of the three places in West Yorkshire called Sutcliffe. The name is from the Old English suð ( = ‘south’) + clif ( = ‘riverbank’, ‘slope’, and ‘cliff’).
2 thoughts on “Sutcliffs originally from West Yorkshire | But NB Rosemary Sutcliff the eminent author has no ‘E’”
Great stuff – thanks Anthony!
thanks to you…I love exploring names!