Anglo-Saxon name Soothcott comes from when the family resided in the tithing of Southcote in the county of Devon. The surname was originally derived from the Old English words sud which meant south and cot which meant cottage.
Early Origins of the Soothcott family
Devon where they were Lords of the Manor of Southcote anciently seated in that shire.
Early History of the Soothcott family
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Soothcott Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Soothcott has been recorded under many different variations, including Southcote, Sothcotte, Southcott, Sothcott, Southcod, Southcodt, Soutcott and many more.
Early Notables of the Soothcott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Soothcott family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Soothcott or a variant listed above: James Southcott, a soldier who settled in St. John's Newfoundland in 1813; Richard and Thomas Southcote settled in Nantasket, Massachusetts in 1630; Frederick Southcott arrived in Philadelphia in 1855.
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