The lineage of the name Southcott begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they 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 Southcott family
The surname Southcott was first found in Devon
where they were Lords of the Manor of Southcote anciently seated in that shire.
Early History of the Southcott family
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Southcott Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Southcott has undergone many spelling variations
, including Southcote, Sothcotte, Southcott, Sothcott, Southcod, Southcodt, Soutcott and many more.
Early Notables of the Southcott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Southcott family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Southcott were among those contributors:
Southcott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Frederick Southcott, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1855
- George Southcott, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1869
Southcott Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James Southcott, a soldier who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1813 CITATION[CLOSE]
Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
Contemporary Notables of the name Southcott (post 1700)
- Jerri Southcott, Canadian radio and television actress
- Andrew John Southcott (b. 1967), Australian politician and medical practitioner
Historic Events for the Southcott family
- Jack Southcott (d. 1962), British Leading Wireman aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html