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Where did the English Suthren family come from? What is the English Suthren family crest and coat of arms? When did the Suthren family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Suthren family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Southern, Sotherton, Sotherne, Sotheron and others.
First found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Sotherton, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066. This local name was derived from the term "the southern" meaning "from the south" and from the Middle English word "sothern." Perhaps Chaucer in his famous Canterbury Tales sums up this surname best "But trusteth wel, I am a sothern man."
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Suthren research. Another 262 words(19 lines of text) covering the year 1296 is included under the topic Early Suthren History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Suthren Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Suthren family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 111 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Isaac Southern who settled in Barbados in 1661; James Southern settled in Virginia in 1635; John in 1620; Leonard in 1670.
The Suthren Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Suthren Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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