The ancestors of the name Sowthcod date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the tithing of Southcote in the county of Devon
. The surname was originally derived from the Old English words sud
which meant south
which meant cottage.
Early Origins of the Sowthcod family
The surname Sowthcod was first found in Devon
where they were Lords of the Manor of Southcote anciently seated in that shire.
Early History of the Sowthcod family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sowthcod research.Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1242, 1345, 1563, 1563, 1662, 1560, 1620, 1622, 1664, 1661 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Sowthcod History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sowthcod Spelling Variations
Sowthcod has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Sowthcod have been found, including Southcote, Sothcotte, Southcott, Sothcott, Southcod, Southcodt, Soutcott and many more.
Early Notables of the Sowthcod family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sowthcod family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Sowthcods to arrive on North American shores: James Southcott, a soldier who settled in St. John's Newfoundland in 1813; Richard and Thomas Southcote settled in Nantasket, Massachusetts in 1630; Frederick Southcott arrived in Philadelphia in 1855.