A member of a Northern Iroquoian people formerly inhabiting an area on the lower Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania.
Some scholars also use the term to include the Massawomecks, related peoples who lived further north.
Of, belonging to, or relating to the Susquehannock.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Smith (bap. 1580, d. 1631), soldier and colonial governor. Originally from the otherwise unattested Virginia Algonquian name for these people from the otherwise unattested Virginia Algonquian name of the Susquehanna River + -o:w person of.