The lineage of the name Sothcod begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the tithing of Southcote in the county of Devon
. The surname was originally derived from the Old English words sud
which meant south
which meant cottage.
Early Origins of the Sothcod family
The surname Sothcod was first found in Devon
where they were Lords of the Manor of Southcote anciently seated in that shire.
Early History of the Sothcod family
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Sothcod Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Sothcod has undergone many spelling variations
, including Southcote, Sothcotte, Southcott, Sothcott, Southcod, Southcodt, Soutcott and many more.
Early Notables of the Sothcod family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sothcod family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Sothcod were among those contributors: 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.