The ancient roots of the Soutcot family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Soutcot comes from when the 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 Soutcot family
The surname Soutcot was first found in Devon
where they were Lords of the Manor of Southcote anciently seated in that shire.
Early History of the Soutcot family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Soutcot research.Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1242, 1345, 1563, 1563, 1662, 1560, 1620, 1622, 1664, 1661 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Soutcot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Soutcot Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Soutcot has appeared include Southcote, Sothcotte, Southcott, Sothcott, Southcod, Southcodt, Soutcott and many more.
Early Notables of the Soutcot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Soutcot family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Soutcot arrived in North America very early: 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.