The name Sothcoyd is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family 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 Sothcoyd family
The surname Sothcoyd was first found in Devon
where they were Lords of the Manor of Southcote anciently seated in that shire.
Early History of the Sothcoyd family
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Sothcoyd Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Sothcoyd were recorded, including Southcote, Sothcotte, Southcott, Sothcott, Southcod, Southcodt, Soutcott and many more.
Early Notables of the Sothcoyd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sothcoyd family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Sothcoyd family emigrate to North America: 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.