Soucie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Soucie family

The surname Soucie was first found in Lancashire at Ormskirk. The first record of the family was Thomas Such, who complained early in the reign of Elizabeth that certain of the inhabitants of Ormskirk had taken their corn to other mills. The entry continues: apparently there were complaints against the miller that the corn was not so well ground by him and that he took, or lost, an excessive proportion of the flour. In the end, Thomas Such built a new mill at the Knoll to help solve the issue. [1]

However, another source has a different point of origin for the family. This source claims the name was a Norman name appearing in the Roll of Battel Abbey. "All authorities are agreed in deriving this great house from the Sovereign Earls of Brittany ; but they differ materially as to the affinity it bore to the parent stock." [2]

"Alan La Zouche, the undoubted founder of the family, who in his charter to Lilleshall Priory styles himself ' son of Geoffrey le Vicomte,' lived in the time of Henry II., and acquired a great estate through his wife Alice, the heiress of the elder male line of De Belmeis. She brought him Ashby, since, as Ashby-de-la-Zouche, the head of his barony, in Leicestershire, Tong and other manors in Shropshire, and lands in Sussex and Devonshire. Their eldest son William commonly went by his mother's name; but when he died in 1199, he was succeeded by his brother Roger, who had always called himself La Zouche." [2]

North Molton, Devon was the site of another of the family. "The manor was part of the portion of Eadgytha, wife of the Confessor, and was given by John to Roger le Zouch. From the Zouches it passed to the St. Maurs. The church was given by Alan le Zouch, circa 1313, to the monastery of Lilleshull, in Shropshire." [3]

Early History of the Soucie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Soucie research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1394, 1415, 1420, 1703, 1607, 1634 and 1569 are included under the topic Early Soucie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Soucie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Zouch, Zouche, Souch, Souche and others.

Early Notables of the Soucie family (pre 1700)

Notable of this family during the Middle Ages was William Sutch, who in 1703 had given two closes called Long Hey and Little Hey in Aughton, Lancashire for the benefit of the poor. [1] "Edward Zouche the last Lord, was one of the peers who sat in judgment on Mary Queen of Scots at Fotheringay. Elizabeth afterwards sent him on an embassy to Scotland, and appointed him her Justiciary for North and South Wales : and he was Constable of Dover and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports under her successor. " He built the magnificent mansion of Bramhill, Hants, as a residence...
Another 163 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Soucie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Soucie Ranking

In the United States, the name Soucie is the 16,338th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [4]


United States Soucie migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Soucie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Camille Soucie, aged 33, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Arthur Soucie, aged 20, who landed in America in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name Soucie (post 1700) +

  • Gary Soucie, American editor, writer, conservationist and environmentalist
  • Kath Soucie (b. 1967), American voice actress
  • Kevin Soucie, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly 7th District; Elected 1974 [5]
  • John Soucie, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972 [5]


  1. ^ 'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].
  2. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3
  3. ^ Worth, R.N., A History of Devonshire London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.G., 1895. Digital
  4. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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