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Southam Early Origins



The surname Southam was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Sotherton, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066. This local name was derived from the term "the southern" meaning "from the south" and from the Middle English word "sothern." Perhaps Chaucer in his famous Canterbury Tales sums up this surname best "But trusteth wel, I am a sothern man."

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Southam Spelling Variations


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Southam Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Southern, Sotherton, Sotherne, Sotheron and others.

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Southam Early History


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Southam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Southam research. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1296 is included under the topic Early Southam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Southam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Southam Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Southam In Ireland


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Southam In Ireland



Some of the Southam family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Southam Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gordon H. Southam, aged 21, who settled in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Alfred Southam, aged 32, who landed in America from Hatford, England, in 1909
  • John William Southam, aged 6, who landed in America from Cleator. England, in 1912
  • Robert Southam, aged 8, who landed in America from Cleator, England, in 1912
  • Herbert Samuel Southam, aged 49, who emigrated to America from Norwich, England, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Southam Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Beatrice Southam, aged 31, who emigrated to Hamilton, Canada, in 1909
  • Fred N. Southam, aged 43, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1913
  • Margaret Southam, aged 13, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1913
  • Mary Southam, aged 3, who emigrated to Hamilton, Canada, in 1915
  • Annie Southam, aged 5, who settled in Hamilton, Canada, in 1915
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Southam Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Southam, aged Selina Victoria, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • John Southam, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Baboo.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Southam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Southam (post 1700)



  • James Southam (b. 1978), American Olympic cross country skier
  • James Henry "Jack" Southam (1917-1982), English professional footballer
  • Tom Southam (b. 1981), former English competitive cyclist
  • Glen Andrew James Southam (b. 1980), English footballer
  • Harry Stevenson Southam (1875-1954), Canadian newspaper publisher of The Ottawa Citizen, Chancellor of Carleton College (1952 to 1954)
  • Richard Russell Southam (1907-1994), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons
  • Ann Southam CM (1937-2010), Canadian composer
  • Tim Southam (b. 1961), Canadian Genie Award winning television and film director
  • William Southam (1843-1932), Canadian newspaper publisher, one-time owner of the Hamilton Spectator, Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Windsor Star and Montreal Gazette
  • Brigadier William Wallace Southam (b. 1901), Canadian Commanding Officer 6th Canadian Brigade, Dieppe [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) William Southam. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Southam/William_Wallace/Canada.html

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Baboo.htm
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) William Southam. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Southam/William_Wallace/Canada.html

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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Southam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Southam 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.

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