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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 settled in Virginia in 1620
  • John Southern, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1624
  • James Southern settled in Virginia in 1635
  • James Southern, aged 19, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Tho Southern, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • ... (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

Southern Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane G. Southern arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cromwell" in 1849
  • Mary Southern arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cromwell" in 1849

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    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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