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.
Early Origins of the Southee family
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.
Early History of the Southee family
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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.
Early Notables of the Southee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Southee family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Southee Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Southee, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
- John Southee, aged 40, a millwright, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
- Sophia Southee, aged 37, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
- William Southee, aged 13, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
- George Southee, aged 11, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
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