Early Origins of the Sotherton family
The surname Sotherton was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
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.
Early History of the Sotherton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sotherton research.Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1096, 1476, 1463, 1455, 1487, 1398, 1384 and 1385 are included under the topic Early Sotherton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sotherton Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sotherton, Southerton, Sotheron, Sotherson and many more.
Early Notables of the Sotherton family (pre 1700)
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... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sotherton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sotherton family to Ireland
Some of the Sotherton family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sotherton family to the New World and Oceana
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..