Sugg Surname- Meaning and Origin
English: nickname for a small, birdlike person, from Middle English sugge ‘(small) bird’, ‘sparrow’. This rare and intriguing name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and represents an unusual and much changed survival of an Old English pre 7th Century personal name or nickname, derived from the Old English 'sucga', sparrow, small bird. The personal name can be found in the place names Sugworth in Berkshire, 'Sucga's enclosure', and Sugnall in Staffordshire. 'Sucga's hill', recorded as 'Sogenhul' in 1242. The surname from this source is unusual in that it survived the influence of the Normans and the consequent introduction of Old French names after the Conquest of 1066.
Sources: The Dictionary of American Family Names © 2006, Patrick Hanks. Name Origin Research, © 2014.