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Soucie Early Origins



The surname Soucie was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. Many of these nobles were from Brittany, under the leadership of Count Alan and his brother, and were Barons who had joined the Duke of Normandy in the crossing to Hastings. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between the Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands Ashby, held by Alan le Zouche, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Soucie Spelling Variations


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Soucie Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Zouch, Zouche, Souch, Souche and others.

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Soucie Early History


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Soucie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Soucie research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1394, 1415 and 1420 are included under the topic Early Soucie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Soucie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Soucie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Soucie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Soucie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Camille Soucie, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Arthur Soucie, aged 20, who landed in America in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Soucie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Soucie (post 1700)



  • Kevin Soucie, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly 7th District; Elected 1974
  • John Soucie, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972
  • Gary Soucie, American editor, writer, conservationist and environmentalist
  • Kath Soucie (b. 1967), American voice actress

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Soucie Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Soucie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Soucie Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 9 June 2013 at 13:54.

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