as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
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Distinguished members of the family include Thomas de Sotheron, Lord of the Manor of Great Mitton in Lancashire; and his son, Sir John de Sotheron (died after 1398), an English landowner, lawyer and judge, who served briefly as Lord Chief Justice of Ireland
(1384-1385.) He had at least two surviving children and his estate passed to his son Christopher, whose descendants remained there for several generations. The surname was later spelt Sherburne.
John Sotherton (ca. 1562-1631) was an English judge, the... Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sotherson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..