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Southern Early Origins



The surname Southern 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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Southern Spelling Variations


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Southern Spelling Variations



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

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Southern Early History


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Southern Early History



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

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Southern Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Southern Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Southern In Ireland


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Southern In Ireland



Some of the Southern 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:

Southern Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Southern, who settled in Virginia in 1620
  • John Southern, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1624 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Southern, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • James Southern, aged 19, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Tho Southern, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Southern Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R Southern, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Southern Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane G. Southern, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cromwell" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cromwell 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Cromwell.htm
  • Mary Southern, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cromwell" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CROMWELL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Cromwell.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Southern (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Southern (post 1700)



  • Tom V. Southern, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 2008
  • Richard Southern, American Democrat politician, Elected Missouri State House of Representatives from Monroe County 1964; Member of Missouri State Senate 18th District; Elected 1966
  • John C. Southern, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 12th District, 1934
  • Harold E. Southern, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Secretary of State of Michigan, 1930
  • Duane Southern, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 31st District; Elected 1984
  • Terry Southern (1924-1995), American short story writer, one of the co-writers of "Dr. Strangelove"
  • Sir Richard William Southern (1912-2001), English historian awarded the 1987 Balzan Prize for Medieval History
  • Ronald D. Southern CC CBE AOE (1930-2016), Canadian businessman, founder and chairman of Calgary-based ATCO Group, founder of the Spruce Meadows equestrian centre
  • Edwin Mellor Southern (b. 1938), British 2005 Lasker Award-winning molecular biologist
  • Richard Southern (1903-1989), British theatre designer and lecturer

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CROMWELL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Cromwell.htm

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Southern Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Southern 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 22 January 2016 at 11:37.

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