Origin of sumpter
Examples from the Web for sumpter
Historical Examples of sumpter
"O, because she resembles a sister I lost," returned Sumpter after a brief hesitation.
If innocent, why did she not remain and boldly refute the tale Sumpter had told?
"He is in the office with Mr. Sumpter, I believe," was the reply.
On the preceding day, the post at Orangeburg had surrendered to Sumpter.
Sumpter was preceded by the legion, supported by the state cavalry.
Word Origin for sumpter
early 14c., "driver of a pack horse," from Old French sommetier, from Vulgar Latin *sagmatarius "a pack horse driver," from Late Latin sagmat- "a pack, burden," stem of sagma "packsaddle," from Greek sagma, probably related to sattein "to pack, press, stuff." Used from mid-15c. of horses and mules for carrying loads.