Dictionary of Medieval Names
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Susan f. Hebrew שׁוֹשַׁנָּה 'lily, rose'.

The name of a Biblical discipline and a 3rd C saint. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Susanne.

The name first appeared in England in the 12th C, but was not common until the 16th C.

England
Latin
1189 Susanna (nom) GASurv p. 136; 1279–80 Susanna (nom) WaHR-SK p. 68; 1340xc1450 Susan (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 94
Dutch
1571 Susanna AuFr Galnoots; 1572 Susanna ibid. Bauwens; 1573 Susanna ibid. Beke; 1574 Susanna ibid. Beste; 1575 Susanna ibid. Alart; 1576 Susanna ibid. Aelmans; 1577 Susanna ibid. Burke; 1578 Susanna ibid. Aken; 1579 Susanna ibid. Belle; 1580 Susanna ibid. Galmaerts; 1581 Susanna ibid. Bert; 1582 Susanna ibid. Broecke; 1583 Susanna ibid. Adams; 1584 Susanna ibid. Drossardts; 1585 Susanna ibid. Doopere; 1586 Susanna ibid. Backer; 1587 Susanna ibid. Beeckmans; 1588 Susanna ibid. Adams; 1589 Susanna ibid. Adriaensz, Susanne ibid. Capelle; 1590 Susanna ibid. Backere; 1591 Susanna ibid. Bossche; 1592 Susanna ibid. Collijns; 1593 Susanna ibid. Doornaert; 1594 Susanna ibid. Coudrons; 1595 Susanna ibid. Acker; 1596 Susanna ibid. Bruijnijnck; 1598 Susanna ibid. Adriaensz; 1599 Susanna ibid. Backer
1592 Susannaken AuFr Borcht
Early Modern English
1530 Susan LIWill-III p. 21; 1548 Susan StAnthonlin p. 7; 1552 Susan ibid. p. 9, Susanna ibid. p. 9; 1553 Susan ibid. p. 10; 1554 Susanna ibid. p. 10; 1555 Susan bruton-vol1 p. 27; 1556 Susan ibid. p. 28; 1557 Susan BarnstapleBap p. 10; 1558 Susanna StAnthonlin p. 12; 1559 Susan ibid. p. 13; 1560/1 Susan RegBisham p. 26; 1560 Susan StAnthonlin p. 13, Susanna ibid. p. 13; 1561 Susan BarnstapleBap p. 11, Susanna BUmar-vol2 p. 60; 1562 Susan BarnstapleBap p. 12, StAnthonlin p. 15; 1563/4 Susan BarnstapleBap p. 13; 1563 Susan StAnthonlin p. 16, Susanna ibid. p. 16; 1564 Susan BarnstapleBap p. 13, HAmar-vol9 p. 116; 1565 Susan SaxhamSf p. 2, Susande RegBisham p. 2; 1566 Susan SaxhamSf p. 2; 1566/7 Susanne BEmar-vol1 p. 8; 1567 Susan SaxhamSf p. 2, bruton-vol1 p. 36; 1568 Susan RegBisham p. 2, SaxhamSf p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 19; 1569 Susan SaxhamSf p. 2; 1570 Susan StAnthonlin p. 20; 1572 Susan DEmar-vol1 p. 82, SaxhamSf p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 22; 1573 Susan Bar-in-El p. 22, SaxhamSf p. 3, StAnthonlin p. 23, bruton-vol1 p. 41; 1576 Susan SaxhamSf p. 3, StAnthonlin p. 25; 1577 Susan SaxhamSf p. 3; 1579 Susan StAnthonlin p. 27; 1580 Susan SaxhamSf p. 3; 1581 Susan DEmar-vol2 p. 6, SaxhamSf p. 3; 1582 Susan BEmar-vol1 p. 11; 1583 Susan OrpingtonKe p. 6, Susane HAmar-vol9 p. 50, Suzan OrpingtonKe p. 6; 1584 Susan DEmar-vol2 p. 9, HAmar-vol9 p. 139, SaxhamSf p. 3, StAnthonlin p. 30; 1585 Susan COmar-vol5 p. 128, StAnthonlin p. 31; 1586 Susan ibid. p. 32; 1587 Susan BUmar-vol1 p. 26, BUmar-vol2 p. 64, DEmar-vol2 p. 14; 1587/8? Susane HAmar-vol9 p. 50; 1588 Susan DEmar-vol2 p. 16, Susanna BUmar-vol2 p. 64; 1589 Susan BUmar-vol1 p. 26, BUmar-vol9 p. 148, StAnthonlin p. 33; 1590 Susan BEmar-vol2 p. 31, bruton-vol1 p. 49, Suzan COmar-vol2 p. 102; 1591 Susan CAmar-vol1 p. 4, DEmar-vol2 p. 22, RegBisham p. 5, bruton-vol1 p. 51, Suzan WAmar-1 p. 41, Suzanna BUmar-vol2 p. 65; 1592 Susan OrpingtonKe p. 9, bruton-vol1 p. 51, Susanna StAnthonlin p. 35; 1593/4 Susan BEmar-vol1 p. 16; 1593 Susan DEmar-vol2 p. 27, HAmar-vol9 p. 51, OrpingtonKe p. 9, SaxhamSf p. 40, Susand RegBisham p. 5; 1594 Susan bruton-vol1 p. 53, Susanne SaxhamSf p. 4; 1595 Susan DEmar-vol2 p. 31, bruton-vol1 p. 54; 1596 Susan BEmar-vol1 p. 16, COmar-vol5 p. 10, DEmar-vol2 p. 33, StAnthonlin p. 38; 1597 Susan BEmar-vol2 p. 4; 1597/8 Susan ibid. p. 4; 1597 Susan DEmar-vol1 p. 87, DEmar-vol2 p. 35, HAmar-vol9 p. 140, SaxhamSf p. 40; 1598 Susan BEmar-vol1 p. 17, DEmar-vol2 p. 37, OrpingtonKe p. 9; 1599 Susan BEmar-vol1 p. 17, BUmar-vol9 p. 148, CAmar-vol1 p. 6, DEmar-vol2 p. 40, bruton-vol1 p. 57
France
Latin
c823 Susanna (nom) irminon-vol2 59, Ved; 1138x1162 Susanna (nom) clairvaux-12thc 69; 1147 Susanna (abl) ibid. 15; 1171 Suhanna (nom) ibid. 141; 1179 Susanna (abl) ibid. 176; 1221 Susanna (nom) CartNDdOurscamp LXXIII
Old French
1296 Susane paris1296 p. 6
Middle French
1561 Suzanne RegPCC-1 p. 3; 1562 Suzanne ibid. p. 9; 1563 Suzanne ibid. p. 17; 1564 Susanne ibid. p. 51, Suzanne ibid. p. 48; 1565 Susanne ibid. p. 127, Suzanne ibid. p. 123; 1566 Susanne ibid. p. 203, Suzanne ibid. p. 211; 1567 Susanne ibid. p. 279, Suzanne ibid. p. 287; 1568 Susanne ibid. p. 374, Suzanne ibid. p. 417; 1570 Susanne ibid. p. 434; 1571 Susanne ibid. p. 445, Suzanne ibid. p. 462; 1595 Suzanne Toureille
Spain
Latin
875 Susanna (abl) CDCB-XV MMXVI
Wales
Early Modern English
1599 Susanna RegLlantrithyd p. 1
Welsh
1589 Zuzanna RegCon1 p. 56
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Susan". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Susan.