Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Sowthcoit family once lived in the tithing of Southcote in the county of Devon. The surname was originally derived from the Old English words sud which meant south and cot which meant cottage.
Early Origins of the Sowthcoit family
Devon where they were Lords of the Manor of Southcote anciently seated in that shire.
Early History of the Sowthcoit family
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Sowthcoit Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Sowthcoit family name include Southcote, Sothcotte, Southcott, Sothcott, Southcod, Southcodt, Soutcott and many more.
Early Notables of the Sowthcoit family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sowthcoit family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Sowthcoit surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.
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