Two groups of Sitton people ?
Are there other people out there who have been confused by the mangled mess of names and places and dates for SITTON and SUTTON ?Our family has a long standinglegend of roots in Scotland in the 1700s, (SETON) and a loss against England to put Bonnie Prince Charlie on thethrone. There is another group, mostly SUTTON/some SITTON, with the longstanding history of New England, 1600s and an English background.
I was told that because of being captured by the British in the 1700s, the Setons changed the name to SITTON.The family had been forbidden to "take shipping", but they escaped and came anyway. Also some of the David Dobson books on Scottish immigrants give Sittonnames esp. a John Sitton, b. ca 1720 in Scotland. Dobson documented all his work. I no longer have my notes since I passed them along to a younger cousin.