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Today's generation of the Southee family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Southee family lived in Lincolnshire, at Sotebi, from which their name is derived. The surname Southee is thus, a local name, which means it derived from the name of a place where members of the family once owned land or where they may have resided.

Southee Early Origins



The surname Southee was first found in Lincolnshire where Ralph of Sotby held the village and church of Sotebi from the Bishop of Bayeux. This village church is still famous for its Norman chancel arch.

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Southee Spelling Variations


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Southee Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Southee include Sotheby, Sothaby, Sotherby, Southerby, Southby, Southey and many more.

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Southee Early History


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Southee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Southee research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1450, 1594, 1683, 1654, 1656, 1623, 1704 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Southee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Southee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Southee Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Southee 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:

Southee Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Southee landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Southee, aged 40, a millwright, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • Sophia Southee, aged 37, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • William Southee, aged 13, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • George Southee, aged 11, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Southee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Southee 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 5 September 2013 at 14:40.

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