The name Southcote first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having 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 Southcote family
The surname Southcote was first found in Devon
where they were Lords of the Manor of Southcote anciently seated in that shire.
Early History of the Southcote family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Southcote 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 Southcote History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Southcote 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 Southcote has appeared include Southcote, Sothcotte, Southcott, Sothcott, Southcod, Southcodt, Soutcott and many more.
Early Notables of the Southcote family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Southcote 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 Southcote arrived in North America very early:
Southcote Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Richard and Thomas Southcote, who settled in Nantasket, Massachusetts in 1630
Southcote Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Southcote, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STRATHEDEN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stratheden.htm