Early Origins of the Southwold family
Lancashire, principally in the area of Samlesbury Hall where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Southworth. Specifically, Houghton with Middleton and Arbury was an ancient family homestead. "The three manors were granted by the Baron of Newton at an early period to the Southworths, at first of Southworth, but afterwards of Samlesbury. Sir John Southworth, said to have been a favourite of Queen Elizabeth's, is supposed to have sold much of the family property in this quarter; which is extremely probable, as in the 11th of Charles I., of all the extensive possessions of the Southworths, the manor of Samlesbury was alone remaining." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Southwold family
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Southwold Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Southworth, Southwood, Sowarth, Southwerth and others.
Early Notables of the Southwold family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Thomas Southworth of Southworth; and Father John Southworth (also called Saint John Southworth) (1592-1654), an English Catholic martyr who was from the Lancashire family who lived...
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Migration of the Southwold family to Ireland
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Migration of the Southwold family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward and Alice Southworth and her son Edward, and Constance, who settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1621; Marie Southwood settled in Virginia in 1645.
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