Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having 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 Sowthcoold family
Devon where they were Lords of the Manor of Southcote anciently seated in that shire.
Early History of the Sowthcoold family
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Sowthcoold Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Southcote, Sothcotte, Southcott, Sothcott, Southcod, Southcodt, Soutcott and many more.
Early Notables of the Sowthcoold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sowthcoold family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Sowthcoold were among those contributors: 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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